DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A brief court hearing was held Wednesday for a teenage girl accused of engaging in a shootout with Volusia County sheriff’s deputies.
The girl, now 15, and a younger boy, broke into an Enterprise home last year and used the homeowner’s guns, including an AK-47, to fire at deputies, according to sheriff’s officials.
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No deputies were injured in the shooting, but the girl, then 14, was struck in the chest when deputies returned fire, according to Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. She was critically wounded but has since recovered, officials said. The then 12-year-old boy was not injured.
Deputies said the boy and girl ran away from Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, a foster home, and broke into the house.
The girl was charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, which could result in a life sentence.
Last month, she rejected a plea deal that would have sent her to prison for 20 years.
During Wednesday’s hearing, which lasted a few minutes, a case-management conference was scheduled for Aug. 4.
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