Rockledge officer shoots 17-year-old during burglary call, police say

Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigating shooting

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – A Rockledge police officer shot a 17-year-old late Thursday while responding to a burglary call, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 11:30 p.m. on Hawk Street.

The teen was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition.

The officer who opened fire, Cpl. Nicholas Galluzzi, is a 17-year veteran with the agency, officials said. No officers were injured.

A 15-year-old, who police said was driving, ran away after the incident but was later arrested on charges of aggravated assault and burglary, Rockledge police spokeswoman Donna Seyferth said. 

According to Seyferth, the teens were seen breaking into cars, and witnesses said they fled in a white vehicle.

Police tried to stop the car, which hit a police cruiser and ended up in a ditch near Cogswell and Hawk Street.

It's not known if the teens were carrying guns.

No charges have yet been filed against the 17-year-old.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

No other details have been released.

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