PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has identified one adult involved in the incident that lead to a fatal shooting following a fight between two teen girls Wednesday. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for that person, 18-year-old Demetrius Roberts, as authorities continue to investigate. 

What started out as a fight between teenagers ended with gunfire Wednesday in a rural area near Dade City.

What You Need To Know

  • Fight among teen girls led to gunshots

  • Deputies said a fight broke out among two teenage girls along Johns Road

  • 1 man killed, 2 children hurt; Pasco deputies still investigating

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, a man was killed and two children remain hospitalized.

Deputies said a fight broke out among two teenage girls along Johns Road. Then, some friends and family members became involved.

That led to gunshots being fired.

A 16-year-old girl was shot, along with an 11-year-old boy. And the boy’s father was shot and killed. Both children suffered non-life threatening injuries.


It remains unknown what started the fight among the two teen girls.

Deputies are still interviewing witnesses and trying to piece together who fired the shots. 

“This is the worst nightmare for any parent,” said Pasco Sheriff’s Office Maj. Jeffrey Peake. “To hear their children were involved in a shooting. To lose a parent involved in a shooting.

“So I would ask parents out there, knowing that a family is involved in this, to come forward if you have information.”

Roberts is being sought for delinquent in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in connection with the shooting as the investigation is ongoing. 

Deputies also are asking anyone with information to come forward.