• Police: 14-year-olds armed with gun try to take cellphone from middle school student


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police said two teenagers used a gun to try to steal another boy's cellphone.

    According to police, the boy was jumped for his phone by two 14-year-olds while walking along Orange Center Boulevard.

    "He was upset, cringing, because they draw a gun on him, and I was like, he could have lost his life," said the victim's mother, Veronica Felix.

    According to police, Felix's son, a middle school student, said he was able to fight the two off, but a short time later, the pair came back and one of the teens pulled a gun on him. 

    Jometa Gordon said armed teenagers are a scary thought for her. She lives in the area where the incident happened.
    "Children like him running around here, people pulling guns on children," said Gordon.

    Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said teen gun violence is becoming a problem in the county.

    Felix agrees with Demings. She told Channel 9's Renee Stoll that she was worried by what happened to her son.
    "It's scary, but you know, it's these ones that, young or not, are carrying guns," said Felix. "It's not like how it used to be where you fight. Now they pull out guns."
    Demings spoke about teens and gun violence in central Florida after a 15-year-old was shot by another student at West Orange High School in December.
    Demings said that in the weeks prior to that shooting, 10 juveniles were arrested for gun violence.
    Police arrested the two teens involved in the most recent incident, shortly after it was reported. Officers said they found a .45-caliber handgun next to one of the teen's bikes.
    "They didn't have no right to pull no gun on him, it could have went off, my son, it just flashed before me, I could have lost my son," said Felix.
    According to police, the gun found with the teens was stolen earlier in the month.
    The teens are being held at the Orange County Juvenile Justice Center.

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