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Second teen jailed in October shooting that injured Spring Hill man

SPRING HILL — After weeks of searching, authorities have arrested a teenager wanted in the shooting of a 20-year-old Spring Hill man.

Shaquille "Shack" Lawson, 18, of Spring Hill was brought back to Hernando County and booked into the detention center at 4:30 Thursday morning. He apparently had been apprehended in New York.

In late October, Hernando County sheriff's deputies arrested the other teenager wanted in the attack, 17-year-old Brandon Langley of Brooksville.

For the first time since the incident, sheriff's spokeswoman Cpl. Wendy McGinnis acknowledged Friday that investigators believe Langley was the actual shooter.

The victim, Angel Machicote, came home from the hospital a couple of weeks ago but is still suffering from the effects of the bullet that tore through his intestines.

"It's slow progress," said his father, Anthony Machicote. "Doctors can't say how long it's going to take to heal."

He walks with a limp, still hasn't returned to classes at Pasco-Hernando Community College and, on Thanksgiving, couldn't eat much because of his pain.

"It's a blessing to have him home," his father said. "Finally."

Langley and Lawson have been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Langley, who was charged as an adult, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Lawson's bail was set at $200,000, according to the sheriff's website.

Early on the evening of Oct. 23, authorities say, deputies responded to a 911 call from a man who said he had been shot at 1229 Academy Ave., south of Spring Hill Drive between U.S. 19 and Deltona Boulevard.

Believing that whoever shot Machicote might still be inside, the sheriff's SWAT unit surrounded the house. Team members entered the home about 10 p.m. but found no one.

Soon afterward, investigators identified Langley and Lawson as suspects, and the hunt began.

"We're glad they caught the guy, but this is just the beginning," Anthony Machicote said. "It's going to take time."

John Woodrow Cox can be reached at (352) 848-1432 or [email protected]

Second teen jailed in October shooting that injured Spring Hill man 11/25/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 25, 2011 5:19pm]
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