According to sheriff’s authorities, two foster children broke into a Volusia County house Tuesday night and used firearms they discovered inside, including an AK-47, to continuously shoot at cops for nearly 30 minutes.
Travis O’Brien, 12, and Nicole Jackson, 14, are charged with attempted first-degree murder of law enforcement officials and armed burglary, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they had been searching for the girl and boy, who have diabetes, after they escaped from Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, a foster home.
Deputies were along a pathway when a homeowner came and reported hearing glass shattering at a neighboring residence. When deputies arrived at the home, they discovered evident traces of forced entry.
According to News 6 WKMG, the owner had left the residence, but there was an AK-47, a shotgun, a revolver, and 200 rounds of ammo inside.
According to authorities, the teenagers began shooting at policemen at 8:30 p.m. last night and used baseball bats to destroy property.
As they began fire, the boy was equipped with an AK-47 and the female with a pump shotgun. After receiving multiple gunshots, deputies opened fire, striking the teen girl in the chest.