A Florida woman and one of her teenage boyfriends have been arrested after the pedophilic love triangle ended in a shooting, Florida Today reported.
On Saturday, at around 10 P.M., police responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in Rockledge, Florida. When officers arrived to the scene, they discovered a 15-year-old victim with gunshot wounds to the chest and legs. With him was 35-year-old Chanel Williams and her two young children. As police searched for the attacker, the teen was treated by paramedics and then airlifted to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando. He is expected to fully recover from his injuries.
Inside a bag belonging to the victim, investigators found a 9mm handgun. After the weapon was traced back to Williams, she gave a horrifying confession. The woman admitted to having sexual contact with the teen, and explained that another teen, that she had been seeing since he was a minor, was more than likely the shooter. She had given the 15-year-old the weapon for protection.
“It is a very confusing case,” Deputy Chief Donna Seyferth explained. “We’ve got a guardian that’s not a guardian. We’ve got a 35-year-old female that has been with both our suspect and our victim, one of them being a juvenile. It has taken a lot of investigative work to get where we are.”
After locating the suspect, 19-year-old Diante Stokes was arrested and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm, and violation of probation. He is being held at Brevard County jail without bond.
Chanel Williams was also arrested and has been charged with child neglect with great bodily harm, causing a child to commit an act of delinquency, unsafe storage of a firearm, and furnishing a weapon to a minor. The sexual predator is being held on a $45,000 bond, and is prohibited from having contact with anyone under the age of 18 until the trial is concluded.