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Shooting victim taken to hospital after wounded in foot by gun-wielding teen

An 18-year-old from Leesburg was arrested for assault after allegedly shooting a man in the foot during an argument.  

Jason Nitravean Camp
Jason Nitravean Camp

Officers responded to South East Street and Crosby Street regarding shots fired around 9:28 a.m. Thursday, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department. 

Upon arrival, officers found the male victim with a gunshot wound to his left foot. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

A female witness advised that while speaking to the victim, Jason Nitravean Camp came outside his residence. He began to argue with the victim, and the witness noticed he had a pistol with a drum, or a high-capacity magazine, in his waistline. He kept his hand on the pistol as the argument continued, the report said. 

The witness opted to walk away from the potentially dangerous situation. She heard the victim tell Camp multiple times to go away and leave him alone, but he continued to argue. She then heard gunfire and turned around to see Camp firing the pistol at the victim as he ran away. After the shooting stopped, Camp left the area in a purple Pontiac sedan, the report said. 

After speaking with the witness, officers met with a neighbor to talk about the incident, the report said. The neighbor said he was not home but had security cameras on his home that he gave them access to. The footage confirmed the events as recounted by the witness. 

In it, Camp was seen firing over ten rounds at the victim while walking south toward his own backyard on 1007 Crosby St. The sounds of gunfire continued behind the residence. When it stopped, a purple Pontiac drove away headed east from his backyard, the report said. 

The officers sent out a BOLO, or “be on the lookout,” alert for the Pontiac, and it was later located at 2118 Woodland Blvd. Camp was found at the residence and detained. At the time of his arrest, he was wanted on a warrant out of Lake County for failure to appear.

While being booked at LPD, Camp stated he had been verbally arguing with the victim that morning and did not know what happened after. He said the victim was the one arguing with him and fired at him first. The officer explained the incident was captured on video and did not match his statement, at which point he said he did not know what happened and would not give any further information, the report said. 

Camp was subsequently charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was transported to the Lake County Jail with bond set at $10,000.

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