Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Cleared In Shootout With Two Children

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DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Sheriff’s deputies who engaged successful a shootout with 2 runaway children person been cleared of immoderate wrongdoing.

The authorities attorney’s bureau said successful a missive dated Wednesday officials had reviewed the reports astir the June 1 shootout.

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“Based connected a reappraisal of the probe and the accusation provided, nary further enactment is warranted by this office,” according to the missive signed by 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza.

A 14-year-old miss and 12-year-old lad ran distant from a radical location successful Enterprise and broke into an unoccupied home.

As Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies arrived astatine the home, the children started firing astatine them with firearms they’ve recovered inside.

Deputies returned fire.

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WATCH: Police Body Cam Video Of The Shooting

The miss was changeable aggregate times but survived. The lad surrendered to deputies. No deputies were injured.

“The young woman did constitute an apology missive to us, that she was atrocious for shooting astatine america and she hopes the deputies tin find it successful their bosom to forgive her,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.

Charged arsenic an adult, she is facing aggregate charges including attempted first-degree execution of a instrumentality enforcement officer, burglary of a dwelling portion equipped with a firearm, and transgression mischief. The lad is facing juvenile charges. They some stay successful custody.

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