WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - Police call him a "dangerous criminal" who has nine felony arrests under his belt. Now, he's wanted for allegedly firing into an occupied Winter Haven home -- and he's only 14 years old.
It was back on Monday night, police say, when they were called to a home on Avenue C in response to shots fired into a home. A child had reported the sound of gunfire outside and detectives say they found a .380-caliber shell casing along with the a flattened . bullet that had gone through the front wall of the home and into a utility room.
Witnesses identified 14-year-old Rosel La Michael Stephene as the gunman, and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
The teen is no stranger to police. They say he has a history of felonies that started with grand theft auto when he was 11 years old. He's also been arrested for burglary, robbery, credit card fraud, and more.
"His prior arrests show an obvious disregard for the safety of any life and it is imperative that we take him off the street," said Chief Charlie Bird.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for CASH reward of up to $3,000.