Florida 16-year-old pistol-whipped, shot toward 14-year-old during Deltona fight, deputies say

Photo shows gun obtained from crime scene where teen is accused of pistol whipping another teen | Credit: Volusia Sheriffs Office

A 16-year-old teen is accused of pistol-whipping and shooting in the direction of a 14-year-old in the head in Deltona, and his father is accused of being the getaway driver, deputies said. 

On Thursday night, Volusia County deputies responded to the area of Normandy Boulevard and Merrimac Street for a report of a fight involving a bunch of juveniles. 

Witnesses told deputies that a possible suspect was seen running through yards.

The suspect's vehicle, along with a discarded black ski mask, black hoodie, and a Coach bag containing a handgun, was recovered, the Volusia Sheriff's Office said.

According to the investigation, a 16-year-old pistol-whipped a 14-year-old in the head and then fired one round in his direction.


During the investigation, deputies found that a 16-year-old pistol-whipped a 14-year-old in the head and fired a round in his direction during a confrontation involving several other teens. 

The teen was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and tampering with evidence. The teen's father is also facing charges because he allegedly picked up his son from the scene of the shooting.