Two wanted for attempted first-degree murder; public asked to help locate suspects
February 20, 2019
(DeLand, FL) - Police are seeking the public's help in locating two suspects wanted for attempted first-degree murder.
Detectives were able to secure warrants for the arrests of Day-Mont Ward and Stephen Bruten, both 18 and of DeLand.
The warrants stem from a shooting in the Candlelight Oaks neighborhood on January 23. Detectives believe Ward and Bruten were accompanied by two other people, who have yet to be identified, when they shot at Dexter Chambers, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm.
More charges could be filed in this case.
Ward and Bruten were identified through the investigation thanks in part to the cooperation from members of the community.
So far, police have attempted to locate Ward and Bruten but have been unsuccessful.