This has got to be one of the craziest stories I’ve heard in a long time…
A 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy were involved in a shootout with deputies in central Florida following a home break-in last night.
ABC10 says that after the kids were reported missing from a juvenile home for troubled children, deputies were searching the area looking for them. A passerby said they heard glass breaking at a house nearby and when officers saw them inside that house, they called the homeowner who told them that there was a shotgun, an AK-47 and 200 rounds of ammo inside.
Police started talking to the kids and as they did, the sheriff said the pair used those guns and fired at them for over 30 minutes from different places inside the home.
The girl eventually came out to the garage and pointed a shotgun at deputies and after not dropping the weapon when asked, they opened fire on her, hitting her with multiple rounds.
A sheriff’s news release said that as the deputies provided medical aid to the girl, the boy, who was armed with the AK-47, surrendered.
The girl is in stable condition and no one else was hurt.
NBC6 reports that Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said the assault on law enforcement officers by two armed children was “something I’ve never seen in 35 years in policing.”