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.