Victim in fatal DeLand shooting ID'd

- DeLand police officers are investigating a fatal shooting at a convenience store.

Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, officers were alerted that a person may have been shot at Friendly Way, located at 901 S. Florida Avenue.  When they arrived, they found a man lying in the parking lot. That victim, identified as 30-year-old Akeem J. Birch, later died.

Detectives continue to gather evidence in this case.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS

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