Homicide Investigation

“Homicide Investigation – 1002 South Daytona Avenue”


On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12:26 a.m. the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at 1002 South Daytona Avenue in Flagler Beach, Florida.  Officers from the Flagler Beach Police Department and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and upon their arrival at the residence they located the victim, Lucas David Gore.  The victim was slumped over a table and he was unresponsive.  The suspect in this case, Bobby Lee Gore, the victim’s father, was located inside the residence and secured.  The suspect was armed (with a firearm) when contacted by Law Enforcement.


The victim, who was 31 years of age, was pronounced by Fire Rescue personnel and Staff from the Medical Examiner’s Office will performing an autopsy.  The suspect in this case, Bobby Lee Gore, 74 years of age, has been charged with First Degree Murder with a Firearm and he was booked into the Flagler County Inmate Facility earlier today.


The investigation of this case utilized resources from the following agencies; the Flagler Beach Police Department, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office Homicide Investigations Unit, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Crime Scene Unit and the Medical Examiner’s Office.


According to Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney, “The teamwork displayed by all of our Law Enforcement partners in this case was stellar.  This investigation utilized personnel from City, County and State agencies, and it was impressive to watch these professionals working together in unison.  Cases like this are difficult for everyone involved, to include Law Enforcement, and I couldn’t be prouder of the work done on this investigation”.


Chief Doughney concluded by stating “This case is an absolute tragedy.  As a Department our hearts go out to the Gore family.  Our Victim Advocates are committed to assisting the Gore family during this most difficult of times and please keep them in your thought and prayers”.


This investigation is continuing and any additional information will be provided when it becomes available.