OAK HILL, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A teenage suspect accused of shooting an Oak Hill man and leaving him paralyzed has turned himself in to law enforcement. One other suspect is still on the run.
Volusia County deputies said 17-year-old Sylvano Leslie surrendered to the Daytona Beach Police Department Monday night. He was one of two teenagers wanted in the shooting of 45-year-old Joel Tatro.
According to Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Tatro allowed his high schools sons to have friends over, but when he intervened after his son asked the party-crashers to leave, shots were fired. Tatro was critically injured.
"It went in the left side of his neck, through his spinal column in the vertebrae and out his right shoulder," said Trina Tatro, the victim's mother.
The State Attorney’s Office will decide whether to charge Leslie as an adult. He remains in juvenile court. However, 15-year-old James “Buddha” Powell has still not been found.
Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.