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Florida deputies shoot 14-year-old girl who they say shot at them first

Florida deputies shoot 14-year-old girl who pointed gun at them
Posted at 9:45 AM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 16:02:42-04

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.

VCSO released the bodycam footage Wednesday afternoon.

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