Man, teen arrested in violent Altamonte Springs home invasion

3 shots fired at woman, police say

Angel Delgado Santiago.
Angel Delgado Santiago.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A man and teen were arrested over the weekend in connection with an Altamonte Springs home invasion in which a woman claims one of them put a gun in her mouth.

Altamonte Spring police said their officers pursued a vehicle, reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour early Saturday morning.

Not feeling safe to reveal her identity, an Altamonte Springs woman said she was inside a town home on Rose Petal Place when she heard someone yelling in the living room.

"When I seen the barrel of the gun, I swear it felt like a movie. I didn't believe or think it's still real," said the woman. "When he was about to shoot, my son came out of the room and said 'mom.' So then he pointed the gun to my son's face and said 'get in the room.'"

The woman said that her instinct told her to fight, so she lunged at the man, grabbing what she describes as an AK 47.

"I noticed that the guy started getting nervous, his fingers getting crazy on the trigger, and I just disarmed it. I just completely took out the magazine of the AK. I threw the magazine on the floor," said the woman. 

Angel Delgado Santiago, 30, and a 17-year-old were arrested on charges of attempted homicide, home invasion with a firearm, fleeing and eluding police and resisting an officer without violence.

The victim said that she tired out the gunman by fighting him. Both suspects then ran out of the house and drove off as police arrived.

Another woman inside the house said that the suspects shot at her three times as they drove away.

Body camera video shows police following the white Toyota Venza, before deploying stop sticks.

The teen then followed and fired three shots at one of the victims, who was chasing him, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Police pursued the car and used stop sticks to halt the vehicle, officials said.

Santiago ran from the disabled vehicle but was caught a short time later, police said. The teen stayed in the car and was taken into custody.

Both Santiago and a 17-year-old were taken into custody on charges of home invasion and attempted murder.


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