COCOA, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida teenager is being evaluated at a mental health center and remains on suicide watch after a weekend shooting that killed her boyfriend and wounded a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.
Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1dLZiS3 ) reports that the 16-year-old girl faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. A hearing scheduled for Wednesday was postponed.
Officials say that on Sunday, the girl and her 15-year-old boyfriend, Zane Terryn, were stopped at a gas station in Cocoa when a trooper noticed the lights on their vehicle were out. Officials say that when Lt. Channing Taylor approached them, Terryn shot him in the shoulder and that the trooper fired back, killing the boy.
Authorities say the teens were heading to Ohio, where they had planned to kill themselves.
Taylor has been released from a hospital.
Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com