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Two teens facing additional charges in connection to Capstone Road shooting, burglaries

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 06:39:48-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities say two Tallahassee teens are facing more than a dozen of additional charges in connection to the shooting and burglaries that occurred on Capstone Road in December.

The Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff's Office say they have arrested a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old for for their involvement in the string of burglaries and vehicle thefts.

On the morning of Dec.28, TPD responded to a attempted homicide/burglary near the 2500 block of Capstone Road.

During the investigation, it was discovered that a stolen black Ford F250 and a stolen white Ford Fusion were used during the shooting and several burglaries.

WTXL is choosing not to identify the teenagers at this time.

The 16-year-old suspect is facing 18 counts for burglary of a conveyance. The 14-year-old is facing 13 counts for armed burglary.

Interim Chief Steve Outlaw stated, “We see a disturbing trend of groups of juveniles involved in these crimes at all hours of the night. Parents need to increase their awareness of their children’s activities.”

“Thieves are opportunists. If they see an easy target, they will strike. Let's do our part to make it hard for them” added Sheriff Walt McNeil.

The “Property Crimes Task Force” is urging anyone who may have information about any auto burglaries or auto thefts to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200, or the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 606-3300. You may also provide information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.