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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Arrest Made In Fatal Hit & Run

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UPDATE #2 (06/03/2022): We have made an arrest in connection to this case. 49-year-old Gerald L. Thomas has been charged with a felony count of crash involving death or personal injuries. He was arrested earlier today.

Earlier updates below.

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UPDATE #1 (06/02/2022): We have found the vehicle and made identifications in this case. Our thanks to those of you who reached out or shared this. We appreciate it. 

Original story below.

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The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating two people who were involved in a fatal hit and run crash last night (June 1, 2022) on South Nova Road near Bellevue Avenue.

Officers went to the scene following a 911 call which came into the Volusia County emergency dispatch center at 10:45 p.m. Upon arrival, those officers found the victim – 24-year-old Q’ueshawn Emmanuel Jones – lying on the side of the road. Jones was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics.

Traffic homicide investigators believe Jones was walking west on Nova crossing the Bellevue intersection when a dark-colored 4-door vehicle heading north on Nova struck him and then left without anyone inside the car trying to help him. The 911 call came from a passerby who spotted Jones on the side of the road after the vehicle which hit him had left the scene.

The vehicle involved may be a grey or dark gray BMW sedan with heavy damage to its front end, including a shattered front windshield. Investigators believe a male was driving and a female was in the passenger seat.

Photos of the two people we’re looking to speak to about this matter are posted on our social media accounts. We’ve also posted a picture of the vehicle we believe was involved.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Officer Ashley Rossi [(386) 671-5366 / RossiAshley@DBPD.us] or Officer Henry Fulcher [(386-671-5372 / FulcherHenry@DBPD.us] regarding Case 220009571.

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