[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 12/29/20]
LEESBURG, Florida — The teenager accused of shooting a woman in the arm following the Light-Up Eustis event last month has been arrested, Eustis Police Public Information Officer J. Allred told Lake Legal News late Tuesday afternoon.
Brycen Jacobe Williams, 17 was picked up by Leesburg Police Department after a “concerned citizen” reported three suspicious individuals in the area of Laurel Oak Apartments and Sleepy Hollow Road. “Officers from Squad 2 immediately converged on the area and were able to locate and detain all three juvenile males without incident,” according to an LPD Facebook post. “One of the juveniles was found in possession of a stolen handgun from a Umatilla vehicle burglary and a second juvenile was arrested on a Lake County arrest warrant…”
LPD Capt. Joe Iozzi confirmed to LLN Williams was the juvenile arrested on the warrant. The name of the other juvenile was not available at press time.
Williams is suspected of shooting a vehicle at the intersection of Eustis Street and Clifford Avenue in downtown Eustis. A stray bullet travelled more than 200 yards and struck a woman in the arm shortly after 9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 following the Light-Up Eustis event. The woman was transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford where she underwent surgery, Allred said. She is recovering from her injury.
“The victim was standing several hundred feet from where the shooting took place and was not the intended target,” Allred said.
LLN was the only media organization on scene the night of the shooting.
EPD is still looking for persons of interest in the incident, Allred said earlier this month. If you have information, call Det. Cpl. Travis Carpenter at 352-483-5400, or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477.)
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