3 Handguns Recovered, Two Teens Charged
Indian River County - Wednesday January 25, 2023: Indian River County Sheriff Deputies have recovered three handguns, two of which were stolen, and arrested two teens on felony firearm charges.
According to a release from the Sheriff's office, the incident began last Friday when the Sheriff's office got a call about a missing 11-year-old boy. A search was launched and the boy was found not far from his home. The boy told investigators that he had run away because he was in fear for his life after being threatened and robbed in front of his apartment.
He accused 18-year-old Agenel Lumenes of confronting him and then he said Agenel lifted his shirt up displaying a handgun, and said “go get your mother’s gun”. Fearing for his life, the boy went back into his apartment, retrieved the handgun, and gave it to Lumenes.
Lumenes was already on probation and wearing an ankle monitor. He has an extensive juvenile criminal history and is well known to law enforcement. His probation officer was contacted and he provided Sheriff Deputies the GPS coordinates of Lumenes' ankle monitor.
When detectives closed in on the GPS-pinged area, they encountered another teen who was carrying a blue bag. The Deputies accosted him, but he fled. He was later identified as 18-year-old Nicholas Shaw.
IRCS K9 Deputy RT Williams and his partner K9 Zeke were close by and joined the search. Within minutes, K9 Zeke tracked down Shaw and the blue bag. It contained 3 handguns 2 which were confirmed stolen.
Shaw was taken into custody, and Lumenes was soon located nearby, hiding in one of the rental units of the Orangewood Park Apartments. He was arrested as well.
Lumenes was charged with:
- Robbery Armed with a Deadly Weapon
- Aggravated Assault with Deadly a Weapon
Shaw was charged with:
- Carrying a Concealed Firearm
- Resisting Arrest Without Violence