Teen accidentally shot dead at Orange County home identified

Deputies say handgun went off when teen’s brother forgot it was loaded

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Friday at a home in Orange County, deputies said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Brandt D. Glover died in the shooting, which happened around 12:05 a.m. in the 4100 block of White Heron Drive, southeast of North Pine Hills Road and North Lane in Pine Hills.

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Deputies were called to the home and found Glover suffering from a gunshot wound. Glover was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to deputies.

An incident report released Tuesday shows that Glover was with his brother and two other friends at the home. Glover’s brother then tried to pass the handgun to one of the other friends without realizing it was loaded, and the firearm went off, the report shows.

A preliminary investigation shows the shooting was accidental. After the shooting, everyone involved remained at the scene, deputies said.

Orange County Public Schools confirmed that Glover attended Jones High School.

Principal Orlando Norwood sent a message to parents, notifying them of the shooting death.

“This is Principal Norwood calling, with some very sad news to share,” he said. “Today I was notified of the tragic death of one of our students. ...Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go through this extremely difficult time.”

Norwood said grief counselors will be available at the school.

No information was provided on possible arrests or charges involved in this case.

An investigation is ongoing.

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