Florida 12-Year-Olds Face Charges After Report of Gun Pointed at Car

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office said two 12-year-old boys were facing charges after a witness reported that a gun was pointed at their car in Oak Hill, Florida, on July 11.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said a sergeant responded to a report of two boys playing with a gun in a vacant building. The person who made the report said they heard a gunshot and, when they went to investigate, they said one of the boys pointed a gun at their car.

Bodycam footage shows the sergeant arriving at the scene, and detaining the two boys. The sergeant then finds bullet casings on the ground and a loaded handgun.

The sheriff’s office said the boys were charged with discharging a firearm and possession of a firearm by a person under 16. The boy who allegedly pointed the gun at the car was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. “Both were transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice and taken in for secure detention,” the sheriff’s department said. The source of the weapon was under investigation. Credit: Volusia Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript

- 911, where's your emergency?

- Yes, ma'am. We're at Brooks Circle and US-1. It was those two little kids and as we were driving past the property, the little kids were standing out in the field. It appeared that he had a handgun and he was pointing it at our car as we were driving by.

- Put your hands up! Stop running right now! I'll send a dog to you. Put your hands up! Come out to me right now.

- [INAUDIBLE], ma'am. We were shooting a gun. [INAUDIBLE]

- Get out here now!

- [INAUDIBLE] We were shooting--

- [INAUDIBLE] draw out with two with a gun.

- It was-- OK, just don't lie [INAUDIBLE]

- Don't lie to me. Let me see your hands. Stop right there!

- [INAUDIBLE]

- It was a real gun. We were shooting it over here.

- Someone said we were allowed to.

- How old are you?

- We are both 12.

- Keep your hands where I can see them. You drop them, bad things are going to happen. Do you understand me?

- Yes, ma'am.

- What the hell are you doing out here? Is this your property?

- No ma'am.

- No ma'am.

- Where's the gun?

- I have no idea.

- I saw you with it in your hand. What do you mean?

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Lying to me is not a good deal, dude.

- Can you take me home?

- No. I can't.

- [INAUDIBLE] respect you.

- Put your hands behind your back.

- Am I under arrest?

- I'm securing you for my safety and yours right now. [SIGHS] Well, at least I got a tetanus shot recently. So, it's got to be around in here somewhere.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Three, four.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- Maybe I should start yoga.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- We've got some in the chamber. One in the chamber, one in the-- ready to go. Fabulous.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- All right, head back out.

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