September 7, 2023
State of Florida v. Shyheem William Rainge Jr.
Case Number: 2020 300224 CFDB
Young Guns Defendant Convicted in Daytona Beach Murder
DAYTONA BEACH – After a three-day trial this afternoon, a Volusia County jury found defendant Shyheem Rainge guilty of Second-Degree Murder and Delinquent in Possession of Firearm.
On the evening of November 23, 2019, a vehicle crashed into the side of Campbell Middle School. When Daytona Beach Police Officers arrived on scene, they found an 18-year-old driver with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim later died from his injuries at the hospital.
Rainge, who was 17 years old at the time, ran away from the scene, but multiple witnesses were able to identify him as the shooter in the planned robbery.
“An 18-year-old is dead and the shooter, now 21, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. This is the reality and consequence of Young Guns violence,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said about the case.
The case was investigated by the Daytona Beach Police Department and Investigators with the Seventh Circuit State Attorney’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Heatha Trigones successfully tried the case for the state. The Honorable Elizabeth Blackburn presided over the case and will pronounce sentence at a later date.
Rainge’s co-defendant Selvina Bernard, who was 16 years old at the time, pled guilty to First-Degree Felony Murder last year and is set to be sentenced on October 6, 2023.
For more information contact:
Haley Harrison | Multimedia Specialist/PIO | Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit | SAOPIO@SAO7.org