Teen Shoots Man in the Head While Calling 911 From His Florida Home, Police Say

A boy has been arrested in Florida for allegedly shooting a man in the head while speaking to 911 dispatchers on the phone.

The boy, 16, has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted homicide of 18-year-old Artavious Quarterman following an incident on August 5.

Sanford Police said they received a 911 call from the boy just after 8 p.m. stating that multiple females were banging on the front door of his home on the 1200 block of Magnolia Avenue.

Throughout the call, police said the boy could be heard repeatedly saying "Oh, you're so scary. You're so scary" to those at his front door.

The boy told the dispatcher that he and his girlfriend had had an argument that night and he told her to get out of the house. He said that his girlfriend's friends and family were now at his home and banging on the door and window.

At one point, those outside can be heard calling out the boy's name, to which he responds "okay" before a single gunshot is heard.

Police said that Quarterman had accompanied the mother of the boy's girlfriend to the suspect's home in order to pick up her belongings following the argument the pair had.

The family and friends of boy's girlfriend were knocking on the doors and windows of the house in an attempt to retrieve what was left of the girlfriend's possessions from inside the home.

The boy is then accused of firing a single round inside of the home, through the window on the front door, hitting Quarterman in the head. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he remains in a life threatening condition.

Police previously confirmed the isolated incident stemmed from a domestic disagreement and all parties are known to each other.

In a statement, Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said: "The fact that a young man's life is now at risk is senseless.

"Sanford Police officers were minutes away from the home, and I believe would have been able to separate and de-escalate the situation in a matter of moments. When you shoot a firearm, you must understand that the consequences of that can be deadly in any situation."

The boy was arrested and charged with attempted second degree homicide and shooting into or throwing deadly missiles within a dwelling.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimeline.org. Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 dollars.