Man, fiancée arrested in Edgewater shooting that left 1 dead, 2 injured

A New Smyrna Beach man and his fiancée have been arrested in a shooting in Edgewater on Thursday night that left one person dead and two others injured, according to the Edgewater Police Department. 

Walter F. Russell, 45, and Laura A. Carter, 42, were each taken into custody on Friday. Russell is charged with first-degree murder and numerous other felonies, which the Edgewater Police Department did not specify. Carter is charged with principle to first-degree murder. 

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at what police are describing as "a make-shift transient camp" north of the dead end of Juniper Drive north of 15th Street. Three people were shot and one of them was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. The deceased was identified as 39-year-old John G. Ellis. 

The other two victims are currently being treated at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police said they believe this is an isolated incident and there is no imminent danger to the public. 

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This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Edgewater Police Department at 386-424-2000. 

This is a developing story.