SANFORD, FL – A man wanted out of Volusia County for murder has been captured after being identified inside a laundromat in Sandford.
On Wednesday, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Seminole County detectives located a person of interest in connection with a Volusia County homicide. The individual was in a laundromat in the area of 20th Street and Highway 17-92 in Sanford with another individual.
As the two were leaving the business they spotted detectives. One of the individuals immediately surrendered, the other fled on foot. The sequence of events is currently under investigation.
It is believed that during the foot pursuit, the suspect pointed his firearm directly at detectives, who then fired several rounds at him. The suspect continued to flee into a residential area where witnesses say he fired an unknown number of shots at detectives who again returned fire.
The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Brandon P. McLean, was struck multiple times. Detectives rendered first aid, then took McLean into custody.
He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Detectives were not injured. “I am so proud of these deputies, who without regard for their own safety, brought this dangerous and violent offender into custody,” said Sheriff Dennis Lemma. Per policy, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded to the scene to conduct an independent investigation into the deputy-involved shooting.