Emergency Lights (Source: File Photo)

Largo Teen Shot And Killed In Botched Robbery Orchestrated By His Younger Sister

Emergency Lights (Source: File Photo)
Emergency Lights (Source: File Photo)

LARGO, Fla. – A teen is dead, and two teens have been charged after a robbery orchestrated by a 15-year-old girl didn’t go as planned.

According to police, on April 1, 2024, at approximately 12:07 AM, the Largo Police Department, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, and Pinellas Park Police Department all received multiple 911 calls in reference to a shooting in the area of 126th Avenue and 66th Street.

As officers arrived on the scene, they located a severely injured juvenile, 17-year-old Carlos Medina, with multiple gunshot wounds just outside of the apartment complex. Officers attempted to render aid, and Medina was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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The Pinellas Park Police Department located a second juvenile with multiple gunshot wounds several blocks west on 126th Ave and a firearm nearby. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted for his injuries in stable condition.

Detectives were called out and began to investigate the incident. During the investigation, it was learned that Medina and another juvenile, 16-year-old Jonathan Garcia, were involved in a botched robbery of the victim.

During the struggle, both the victim and Medina suffered gunshot wounds. The investigation led to probable cause to charge Garcia with Felony Murder and Attempted First Degree Felony Murder.

The investigation also revealed that Medina’s sister, Thalia Medina, 15, was involved in the orchestration of the robbery. She was charged with Felony Murder for Medina’s death.

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