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


(Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Utah Coronavirus

More Coronavirus Updates


More In Focus

Justice Files

More Justice Files