Deputies: Florida teen tried to kill parents over girlfriend

Posted at 12:51 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 12:51:00-04

JAY, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old Florida boy is accused of trying to kill his parents after they'd tried to make him stop seeing his girlfriend.

The Pensacola News Journal reports the boy is charged with attempted homicide, arson and resisting a law enforcement officer after he shot his father in the leg on Sunday.

An arrest report says the teen's parents discovered "inappropriate messages" the boy and his girlfriend had exchanged. But the couple continued dating.

The newspaper reports the teen attempted to make a homemade firebomb. Many of the details are redacted in the arrest report.

During Sunday's altercation with his parents, the gun went off and Santa Rosa County Sheriff's officials say the father suffered a leg injury that is not considered life-threatening.

The teen is being held without bond.

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