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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.


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.


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 /] or Officer Henry Fulcher [(386-671-5372 /] regarding Case 220009571.

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