Volusia County

Timeline: Sheriff gives minute-by-minute details of shootout between children, deputies

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood provided a minute-by-minute play-by-play of what happened leading up to an armed 14-year-old girl being shot by deputies on Tuesday.

Photos: Girl, 14, injured in shootout with deputies

Here’s the timeline Chitwood provided at a news conference late Tuesday night:

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5 p.m.: The 12-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were reported missing shortly before 5 p.m. from Florida United Methodist Children’s Home.

Between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Deputies said they were alerted to a break-in at a home on Enterprise Osteen Road.

8:28 p.m.: The first deputy arrives at the home and is met with gunfire, but does not return fire, according to the sheriff.

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8:31 p.m.: More deputies report that they’ve arrived on scene and are being fired at.

8:33 p.m.: A third group of deputies report gunfire from the home.

8:40 p.m.: The sheriff said the 14-year-old threatened to kill a deputy on scene.

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8:54 p.m.: The sheriff said deputies threw a cellphone into the home to try to talk to the pair. The sheriff said the 14-year-old came out of the garage with a pump shotgun and pointed it at deputies. He said despite warnings to drop it, she walked back into the garage, came back out a second time, and was shot by deputies.

Watch Chitwood discuss the case below (warning: Contains graphic language):

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.