CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A 17-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder for the deadly Monday night carjacking in Clearwater.
Jarnalen Dreshaw Coleman, a Dade City teenager, arranged to meet Louise Ornduff and her son in a Bank of America parking lot for the possible sale of a Nissan Rogue, according to a Clearwater Police Department news release.
The meeting happened around 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the bank at Belcher and Belleair roads.
Coleman and his alleged co-conspirator, 18-year-old Lasupta Singletary, were armed and demanded the keys to Ornduff's Hyundai Veloster that her son drove to the bank.
They were successful in stealing the Veloster but as they drove off, Ornduff fired a shot that hit Singletary. Coleman drove the stolen vehicle to an area hospital in an attempt to help Singletary, but he later died.
Officials charged Coleman with second-degree felony murder and armed robbery, the release states. In Florida, prosecutors can issue a felony murder charge against an accomplice when someone dies in the act of the crime.
Charges are possible for Ornduff, however, the case remains under investigation.
Several firearms were confiscated by police since the shooting, Clearwater Deputy Chief Eric Gandy said. Police aren't yet sure how many guns were brought by Coleman and Singletary.
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