Orange County

16-year-old arrested after shooting woman during robbery, Apopka police say

APOPKA, Fla. — A 16-year-old male is under arrest after he shot a woman during a robbery, according to Apopka police.

Apopka police were called to the area of West Summit Street and Plymouth Rock Place for a reported shooting just after 1 p.m. on Friday.

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When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound and administered aid until the Apopka Fire Department arrived.

The victim told police that she was approached by a man armed with a handgun demanding her purse and car keys.

Police said despite the victim immediately surrendering her purse to the subject, he still shot her and fled the area in a van.

The victim was able to provide police with a description of the van before being transported to the hospital.

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An Apopka police officer located a van at a residence on the corner of Conure Street and Swallow Court, just a few blocks south of Apopka High School.

Out of an abundance of caution, the high school was placed on secure status while police investigated the shooting.

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Investigators located evidence connecting one of the occupants of the residence to the robbery and shooting. They also found a stolen firearm inside the residence.

The 16-year-old was arrested and is being charged with attempted homicide during the commission of a felony, robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and grand theft of a firearm.

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