Palatka Police Department make an arrest in December, 2022 shooting

Arrested for aggravated battery with a firearm.

PALATKA, Fla. — On Dec. 29, 2022, members of the Palatka Police Department were called out to the area of N. 21st St. and Bronson Street. Calls came in to report that a person was shot.


When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. The young man was immediately taken to a local trauma center.

On Wed. Jan. 4, 2023, Palatka police identified Daniel Colay of Palatka as the suspect in the crime.

An arrest warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm was obtained.

A short time after, Colay was located and taken into custody without incident.

Colay, who is a convicted felon, may face additional charges as the investigation continues.

The victim in this shooting is expected to make a full recovery.

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