(As originally published, Wed, January 3rd 2024)
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (TND) — Two teenagers are facing eight felonies for allegedly attacking a homeowner with a knife and a gun after vandalizing his Christmas decorations.
The violence happened on the night of Dec. 14 outside the victim’s home in Florida.
Titusville police said the victim confronted 19-year-old Vance Michael Shannon for “pulling the Christmas lights from the victim’s home.”
A 17-year-old girl was with Shannon and according to the arrest report, “The victim followed Shannon’s car as it left the area and confronted them a short distance away.
“Shannon brandished a handgun, pointed it at the victim, and told him to leave.
“Shannon then drove back to the victim’s residence and reversed into the front yard area of the house, destroying more Christmas decorations.
“The victim, in fear for his family in the home, used his truck to ram Shannon’s car.”
Remember, Shannon wasn’t alone.
The arrest report said that 17-year-old girl “exited Shannon’s car, charged the victim with a knife, and attacked the victim with the knife. The victim sustained a cut to the web of his left hand.
“Shannon became began shouting ‘I’ll kill you!’ while firing the handgun from the car at the victim, striking the victim’s truck five times.
“Shannon then approached the victim, pointed the handgun at the victim’s head, and fired; the bullet missed the victim.
“Shannon got back into his car and fled the scene, leaving behind the grill of the car and a purse with both suspects’ Florida driver’s licenses.”
And as if that wasn’t enough, “The incident was captured on security cameras.”
Police found both suspects at the girl’s home, since the address “was on her identification she left behind.”
Then, the victim identified the pair.
Both were arrested and taken to jail without further incident.
Shannon was charged with six felonies: attempted murder, discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, aggravated battery, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting a firearm into a vehicle, and criminal mischief.
His bail was set at $173,000 and he’s due in court next Thursday.
The underage girl was charged with two felonies: attempted homicide and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and she was remanded to the Brevard County Juvenile Justice Center.