Brevard County teen suspected of showing off gun outside high school arrested after crashing stolen car

Video: Brevard County teen suspected of showing off gun outside high school arrested after crashing stolen car

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A Brevard County teen suspected of showing off a gun outside of Astronaut High School is in custody after police said he crashed a stolen car.

Titusville police said they recovered two guns in the car, including a high-powered sub-machine gun with an extended magazine.

Police said another teenager was found in the car and they are both facing charges.

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“We had a good description of the vehicle,” said Officer Matt Demmon. “This morning we saw the vehicle again, made several attempts to stop that vehicle. The vehicle fled from officers at a very high rate of speed at some point, triple and quadruple the speed limit.”

The driver is a 16-year-old who is also a suspect in another case.

At Astronaut High School earlier this week, witnesses reported seeing a former student flashing a gun from inside of a car before driving away.

Police believe the 16-year-old flashed the high-powered sub-machine gun at the school before driving off.

“It’s scary that people can get their hands on stuff like that and we don’t know,” said Zack Dugowson, an, area worker.

(Titusville Police Department)
(Titusville Police Department)