Law/Justice

14-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy who opened fire at deputies with AK-47s

By Emily Shapiro, ABC News

The children, who reportedly ran away from a group home hours earlier, allegedly broke into an empty house Tuesday night, which the homeowner said was stocked with an AK-47, a handgun, a shotgun and a large amount of ammunition, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 12-year-old boy told investigators he grabbed the AK-47 and two loaded magazines for the AK-47 from a case in the bedroom, according to the charging affidavit.

Deputies surrounded the home and made announcements, trying to talk the children into surrendering peacefully, according to the sheriff’s office.

But the children started shooting, allegedly with the homeowner’s guns, the sheriff’s office said.

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