Daytona Beach police release images of person of interest in homicide case

Victim ID’d as Donnell Williams, 24

Danitto Simpson (Daytona Beach Police Department)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead Sunday night in Daytona Beach, according to police.

The Daytona Beach Police Department said officers responded around 11:45 p.m. to Jean Street for reports of a stabbing and found Donnell Williams, 24, with a gunshot wound.

Williams was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The department did not specify whether the man was also stabbed or just suffered a gunshot wound.

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The department released photos Tuesday of Danitto Simpson, a person of interest in the homicide. Police said he is also wanted on an active warrant for aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Zachary Ravi at 386-671-5245 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-8477.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.