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Teen arrested in Spring Hill robbery and shooting

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County sheriff's deputies have arrested a teenager wanted in the Sunday shooting of a 20-year-old Spring Hill man.

Brandon Langley, 17, of Brooksville was arrested Thursday in the robbery and wounding of Angel Machicote, who was shot in the abdomen Sunday evening at a home on Academy Avenue in Spring Hill.

By Thursday evening, authorities had not found the second suspect, Shaquille "Shack" Lawson, 18, of Spring Hill.

Both Langley and Lawson face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.

A Sheriff's Office news release says that due to the severity of the charges, Langley will be charged as an adult and held without bail at the Hernando County Detention Center.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a 911 call about 7 p.m. Sunday from someone 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.

Members from the team entered the house about 10 p.m., but found no one.

The victim's father, Anthony Machicote, said that his son remains in serious condition in intensive care at a Tampa hospital, but is showing steady improvement.

"It's definitely going to take time, but I think he's going to be okay," Anthony Machicote said. "He's a fighter."

Meanwhile, anyone with information about Lawson was encouraged to contact Detective Randy Williamson at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, (352) 754-6830.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hernando County Crime Stoppers toll-free number — 1-866-990-8477 — or e-mail a tip to hernandosheriff.org/tips.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

Logan Neill can be reached at (352) 848-1435 or lneill@sptimes.com.

Teen arrested in Spring Hill robbery and shooting 10/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:02pm]
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