12-year-old, 14-year-old fire at Florida deputies with guns, including AK-47

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DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida sheriff says his deputies did everything they could to de-escalate after a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy broke into a home, found weapons, and repeatedly fired at officers.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood says deputies eventually shot the girl after she raised a pump-action shotgun at them, and the boy surrendered with an AK-47.

Chitwood says they ran away from a juvenile group home Tuesday night and were heard breaking into a home nearby.

Chitwood says deputies finally shot the girl multiple times and were providing medical aid when the boy surrendered.

The girl was in stable condition late Tuesday.

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