Florida boy, 14, kills mom, injures her boyfriend: Cops

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Florida boy, 14, kills mother, injures her boyfriend: Cops

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned a 14-year-old boy shot and killed his mom and critically injured her boyfriend close to Tampa. The boy was taken into custody however prices have but to be introduced. (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace)

A 14-year-old boy allegedly shot his mom to loss of life and critically injured her boyfriend in what a Florida sheriff described as a scene “that nightmares are fabricated from and that’s extraordinarily heartbreaking.”

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace obtained a number of calls round 4 p.m. Saturday after a person ran out of his Tampa-area dwelling affected by 5 gunshot wounds to his torso, arms and face. Extra 911 calls got here in about male working round with a gun and at instances placing it to his head, mentioned Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister.

The boy, 14, nonetheless had the gun when deputies discovered him they usually started to attempt to coax the him into dropping the weapon as he saved elevating it to his head, authorities mentioned.

“Their negotiating, their de-escalating was textbook and completely set the instance on how the de-escalations ought to exist,” Chronister informed reporters.

After about 16 minutes, the boy dropped the gun however shortly reached for it once more. That’s when deputies deployed a 40 mm launcher with a “much less deadly” spherical to subdue the boy, who was then taken into custody with out additional incident, Chronister mentioned.

In the meantime, deputies discovered a girl affected by gunshot wounds within the driveway of a house. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

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