14-Year-Old Florida Boy Charged as Adult Over Armed Carjacking
A 14-year-old boy from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, has been arrested over an armed carjacking—and he’s being charged as an adult.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that Shaquille Dixon is one of three juveniles who was involved in the carjacking of an elderly woman at gunpoint. The incident happened on Jan. 15, during daylight hours at a Walmart parking lot.
Police said that Dixon was taken into custody on Jan. 19 and is now facing a felony carjacking charge. Officers are still searching for the rest of the trio and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Surveillance video from the sheriff’s office show the trio—all teenagers—following the victim into the store from the parking lot of the Walmart located at 3001 N. State Road 7.
They can be seen re-emerging into the parking lot once the woman had finished her shopping.
The woman can be seen walking back to her car as the three robbers split up: two flanked the victim while a third approached from the front. He pointed a gun at the victim and demanded the keys to the woman’s brown, 2015 Toyota Corolla.
The victim complied before the three robbers quickly fled the scene in the vehicle, nearly hitting the woman as they pulled out of the parking space.
Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.