Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

The shooter was a 14-year-old

 

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Quinnesha Roberts, 20, and Anquan Rashard Everett, 14

Silver Springs Shores — Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Monday who were involved a shooting at a fireworks stand in the 7100 block of Maricamp Road.

Quinnesha Roberts, 20, and Anquan Rashard Everett, 14, attempted to rob the fireworks stand and shot the security guard in the process.

The shooting took place at approximately 12:30 a.m.

According to reports, the two criminals entered the fireworks tent wearing black clothing, masks, and gloves.

Once inside the tent, Everett demanded to see the safe and then shot the security guard in the shoulder. Both of the suspects then fled the tent, but returned moments later and shot the guard again — this time in the left leg.

After a brief struggle, the suspects fled the scene.

During the investigation, a deputy saw two people running from the area and followed them to 16 Pine Trace Drive, where the suspects were entering the house.

Roberts’ family was awakened by all the commotion and exited the residence. They identified Roberts as a family member and advised that Everett was also inside the home.

According to reports, while deputies were at the residence, a K-9 unit was used to track where Roberts and Everett were last seen running.

The K-9 located a pair of shoes which matched imprints found at the crime scene. The K-9 also led the K-9 deputy to a dumpster, where he located a .380 handgun, a black glove, white shirt, a black mask, and a green pair of overalls.

Everett had fled to the residence wearing only his boxer shorts.

Investigators said that the handgun was stolen from Roberts’ grandmother.

Everett’s mother, who is also a felon, told her son not to cooperate with investigators. Roberts also refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with one count each of Attempted Felony Murder and Robbery with a Firearm. They are being held without bond. Their next court date is scheduled for August 9, 2016.

Everett was also arrested in April for Felony Possession of a Firearm.

Major crimes detectives said that Everett and Roberts “cased out” the fireworks tent the day before the shooting.

The security guard is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Jed Evnull

    Can a 14 year-old be charged as an adult in Florida? If not, this feral “youth” will be back on the streets in short order.

    • Walter Lewis Rood III

      Florida – A juvenile is anyone under the age of 18. Florida allows prosecutors, not judges, to decide whether a juvenile will be tried as an adult. For discretionary waiver, the minimum age is 14 years old in order to be tried as an adult. For direct filing, the age depends on the crime but no minimum age is set for capital offenses (offenses punishable by death or life imprisonment). As to statutory exclusions, the minimum age again varies with the crime, but is usually 16 years old. A “once an adult always an adult” policy is enforced as long as the minor was convicted and sentenced.

      • bill smith

        because he discharged a gun, the minimum sentence law is triggered, minimum 25 years in FL.

  • Ocala native

    Another shining example of whats coming out of the black community.

  • Walter Lewis Rood III

    I wonder about the charges from April. Had he been to court and out of jail already? Went to court and let go … Maybe he learned his lesson? Guess time for 10-20-life to kick in. Life over at age 14. So sad but so deserved.

    • Karen M

      or maybe , like Hillary , didn’t MEAN to break the law!?

  • Walter Lewis Rood III

    I find 2 statements in this article interesting. First ….

    Everett’s mother, who is also a felon, told her son not to cooperate with investigators. Roberts also refused to cooperate with the investigation.

    And secondly …

    Everett was also arrested in April for Felony Possession of a Firearm.

  • Sandy

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…Everett’s mother, who is also a felon, told her son not to cooperate with investigators. Roberts also refused to cooperate with the investigation.

    • bill smith

      she loses her govmint money if he goes to jail.

  • Ms Betty

    oh, oh…………call Al Sharpton! Someone is speaking evil about one of his people.(sarcastic)

  • Ms Betty

    Twenty yr old should also be charged with corrupting the morals of a minor. Whats a 20 yr old doing with a 14 yr old? The parents of the 14 yr old should also be held responsible for the damages the kid did.

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