A man from Daytona Beach was shot outside the Waffle House near the corner of Alafaya Tr. and E. Colonial Drive around 3 a.m. Monday morning, deputies said.
Herbert Johnson, 23, engaged in an argument inside the restaurant and was shot several times in the parking lot, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. His body was found in some bushes near his vehicle.
Johnson was reportedly in the area for a party with some friends. No one has yet been taken into custody, and deputies are currently searching for at least one suspect who fled from the scene after the shooting.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates.
From the Orange County Sheriff’s Office:
On January 15, 2018, at 3:02 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance call with shots fired occurring in the parking lot of the Waffle House. Witnesses stated an argument occurred outside the business between two separate groups. During the argument, the victim (B/M 23 years old) was shot and pronounced deceased on scene by OCFRD. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown vehicle.
The B/M has been identified as Herbert Johnson (23yoa); his next of kin have been notified, the victim was from the Daytona area. OCSO Homicide Investigators are following up to determine what transpired prior to the shooting occurring in the parking lot, as well as to determine how many shooter(s) were involved. They are reviewing surveillance videos. We will provide information as it becomes available. No 911 tapes or video(s) are available in this open and active
investigation. We ask that anyone who was at the Waffle House and saw something to call
Crimeline with any information at 800-423- 8477.