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Florida teen faces criminal charges after fatally shooting her mother, injuring her boyfriend

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A 14-year-old Riverview, Florida, boy accused of fatally shooting his mother and injuring her boyfriend has been charged with several counts, including second-degree murder with a weapon.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced charges against the teen Monday, saying he faces charges of second-degree murder with a weapon, attempted first-degree premeditated murder with a weapon fire and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies responded to 911 calls shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday about an incident in the Summerfield subdivision, and upon arrival they found a 14-year-old boy allegedly pointing a gun at his own head at minus six times, threatening to take his head. own life.

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A 14-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in Riverview, Florida, after allegedly fatally shooting his mother and injuring his mother’s boyfriend. (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

A 16-minute negotiation ensued, during which deputies fired a non-lethal projectile at the boy to prevent him from taking the weapon again. He was then taken into custody.

Deputies then responded to a call about a man who had fled his home after being shot five times in the torso, hands and face. The victim was identified as the boyfriend of the suspect’s mother.

The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

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The boyfriend of the suspect’s mother was shot five times, in the lower torso, hands and face. (iStock)

The suspect’s mother was found in the driveway of a home a few blocks away and pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff Chad Chronister said officers spoke with the boy’s older brother, who was at the home where the woman’s body was found. The brother told police he heard his mother and her boyfriend arguing before hearing several gunshots. He left his room and saw the suspect shoot his mother.

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The suspect’s mother, who was found lying in the driveway, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect then pointed his gun at his older brother, who fled.

Chronister said he believed the 14-year-old shot his mother’s boyfriend before killing his own mother following an argument. The sheriff said the boy then began running around the neighborhood looking for his mother’s boyfriend and “finishing the job.”

The suspect’s older brother remained unharmed during the incident. Chronicer said the suspect has no criminal history.

Landon Mion of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.

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