Murder suspect injured in shootout with MPs in Sanford, sheriff says



SANFORD, Florida – A murder suspect who allegedly killed a woman whose body was found along a Volusia County trail was injured in a shootout with Seminole County MPs at a laundromat in Sanford on Wednesday, announced authorities.

According to Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, the shooting took place Wednesday afternoon at a laundromat near US freeways 17-92 and 22nd Street, as MPs approached Brandon McLean, who was driving the Volkswagen Jetta 2021 recently rented by the victim.

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“Thanks to the technology (beacon readers), we were able to determine that this vehicle was on the move in Volusia County last night, after finding his body, and was near the crime scene at 9:30 am this morning. “said Volusia County. Said Sheriff Mike Chitwood.

Lemma said that after his deputies were told McLean was in Sanford, investigators dealing with fugitive apprehensions began to monitor and spotted McLean with another man.

“ These three investigators and detectives invaded, in an attempt to speak to the individuals, they were standing in front of the Volkswagen, the deceased’s car parked to the side, and one of our investigative units parked their car to carry out a technical blocking. so that the suspect vehicle cannot withdraw. Another of our sheriff’s office vehicles came to help. It was the vehicle that slowly slid into the tree and it crashed next to the tree, ”Lemma said.

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Records show that the two men first fled, but the second man quickly lay down on the ground to surrender. He is not believed to be linked to the murder at this time and is not currently facing criminal charges, although he is under questioning.

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