BY TWO foster children armed with an AK-47 rifle and a shotgun opened fire on cops for 30 minutes after they reportedly broke into a home.
A 14-year-old girl, who was later shot by officers, and a boy, 12, ran away from a children’s home in Florida yesterday, according to reports.
The homeowner had left the property but there was an AK-47, a shotgun, a handgun, and 200 rounds of ammunition inside, News 6 WKMG reports.
Cops said the kids started firing at officers at 8:30pm last night and used baseball bats to destroy furniture.
The boy was armed with an AK-47 and the girl used a pump shotgun.
Deputies started firing after taking multiple rounds, shooting the teen girl in the chest.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said the girl came out of the garage with the weapon and refused to drop it.
She then walked back into the garage for a second time before officers opened fire after taking multiple rounds.
It was reported that the girl was “fighting for her life” in hospital, according to Fox 35.
She has since had surgery and is in a stable condition, according to reports.
The 12-year-old, who is dependent on insulin, was confronted by cops and eventually surrendered his weapon.
Neither the boy nor any deputies were injured. He is being quizzed by law enforcement.
Cops found the children in the Deltona area, two hours after they were reported missing[/caption]
Sheriff Chitwood said the teens were reported missing from a juvenile home just after 5pm.
Cops found the children in the Deltona area over two hours later.
The sheriff said: “Every time our deputies encounter these two little ‘desperados’ they run from us.”
He said: “We talk about juvenile justice reform? Deputies did everything they could to de-escalate and they almost lost their lives to a 12-year-old and 14-year-old.
“If it wasn’t for their training and their supervision, somebody would’ve ended up dead.”
- Top Feature Photo: Fox 35 – Cops started firing back after taking multiple rounds.