A Gun Suspected Of Being Used In A Carjacking Pursuit
Had Been Stolen From A Police Lieutenant's Car

MARCH 3, 2015
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Winston Churchill

DBPD Lt. Edward Slater's Stolen Gun Is Recovered

VolusiaExposed.Com has become aware that a recent shooting incident, involving an alleged carjacking and police pursuit, has been connected to another incident, whereas a Daytona Beach Police Lieutenant's gun was stolen from his car.

Early last month (February 2015), Daytona Beach Police Lt.Edward Slater discovered, and reported within DBPD incident # 15-2262, that someone had removed his department issued firearm from his car. Lt. Slater stated that his car was locked and secured, although no forced entry into the vehicle could be detected.

On February 27, 2015 during DBPD incident # 15-3648, involving a carjacking, whereas, the victim was shot at, and resulting in a dangerous police pursuit - Lt. Slater's stolen handgun was recovered. The gun was tagged as evidence in the carjacking case. A supplement police report was filed, which clearly indicates a connection between the lieutant's stolen gun, and the carjacking incident.

VolusiaExposed has secured the police reports, and has made them inclusive to this article. Please feel free to review the reports, and come to your own conclusions.

We thank our readers for making us aware of this situation. Please keep the information coming.

Lastly, we give a big "thank you" to the administration of the Daytona Beach Police Department. Yes, VolusiaExposed has received those colorful emails from Chief Chitwood too - but at the end of the day - we have thus far found DBPD to be fairly transparent in not only releasing public records, but more importantly, with answering / addressing our questions / concerns.

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