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Video: Florida drive-by shooting caught on camera, bullets miss young boy

Michael Dennis Lawson is charged in a drive-by shooting caught on video in Deltona. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

A doorbell camera captured a dramatic drive-by shooting at a home in central Florida as a young boy played video games inside.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted video of last month's shooting on Facebook.

It shows at least nine bullets slamming into a house in Deltona as a 12-year-old boy sat in the living room playing Fortnite. Investigators say he wasn't hurt, but investigators found bullet holes inside the home, narrowly missing the young boy.

Within the past week, deputies arrested a suspect. He's been identified as 28-year-old Michael Dennis Lawson, Jr. Investigators believe he shot up the home as retaliation for someone in the home intercepting a UPS package delivered to him. Lawson is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, detectives recovered a photo from social media which they say shows Lawson holding an AK-47. Investigators said the weapon and ammo match the weapon used in the shooting. Deputies recovered shell casings at the shooting scene and from inside Lawson's rental car. He's being held at the Volusia County Jail on $150,000 bail.

The sheriff's office arrested the girlfriend of the boy's father as well. Deputies said 24-year-old Gabrielle Lombardi deleted video evidence of the shooting from her Ring security camera account. She's being charged with tampering with evidence and providing false information to a law enforcement officer during a felony investigation.



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