Second teen charged in Citrus drive-by shooting

Posted at 11:17 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 12:53:13-05

A second Citrus County teen is facing attempted murder charges following a drive-by shooting.

Brandon Virgen, 19, of Dunnellon, is being held without bond.


A Citrus County teen is facing four counts of attempted premeditated murder following an overnight drive-by shooting, deputies say.  A second arrest is pending.

Daniel Heard, 18, of Dunnellon, is also facing burglary charges.

Deputies say they were called out around 1 a.m. to a home on West Jonquil Drive.

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They say four people inside the home told them they'd received threatening text messages from Heard and that he'd shown up, fired one shot at them, got back in the car, drove 150 yards away, turned around, got out of the cara again and opened fire again, an arrest report shows.

According to deputies, the victims had to barricade the door because Heard ran up and was trying to break-in.

After firing two more shots, Heard and Virgen left the scene, deputies say.

One of the victims told police they recognized Heard's voice.

When deputies showed up at his home, they noticed he had a laceration on his arm.

After receiving medical treatment, deputies say Heard admitted to going to the home of the victims and had done so out of retaliation.

Heard admitted to shooting a CO2 pellet gun, an arrest affidavit shows.

Heard is being held without bond.