CORAL SPRINGS, FL – An eleventh-grade student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School faces an attempted premeditated murder charge for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old after the two exchanged gunfire in Coral Springs in a dispute over a child on Tuesday afternoon, police records said.

Police said the student allegedly shot Daquan Griffin of Lauderhill in the stomach and face after Griffin shot his gun toward the student in the 9900 block of NW 47 Street.  

Griffin was rushed to Broward Health North with life-threatening wounds. He was in stable condition on Wednesday, police said.

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The student is a juvenile and is not being named by TAPinto Coral Springs.

According to a police report, the shooting happened after Griffin came to the student’s home to get Griffin’s son who lives there with the child’s mother. The child’s family didn’t allow the child to go with Griffin.

Witnesses told police that the child’s grandmother and the student came out of the home and walked toward Griffin’s car. The student had a gun because Griffin had been in physical fights in the past with the child’s family.

Griffin then took out his gun and fired toward the student, witnesses told police. In response, the student fired back, hitting Griffin twice.

Griffin took off and called for help. He uttered the initials of the student’s name when police asked him who shot him, the report said.

The student took off as well, and was captured later by police. He declined to give police a statement.


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