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Florida Teen Accused of Shooting His Brother After Fight Erupts Over Video Game

Florida Teen Accused of Shooting Brother Over PlayStation Fight
Source: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office; Unsplash

A fight over a PlayStation led to one teen being arrested and his brother in the hospital, officials said.

Nov. 14 2023, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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An 18-year-old convicted felon in Florida has been arrested after he allegedly shot his 20-year-old brother during a fight over a video game console, according to authorities.

On the morning of Nov. 9, officers responded to an apartment complex in Sebastian about a disturbance between Jalynn Joseph and his brother, according to the Sebastian Police Department.

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The officers determined no crime had been committed, so they returned to their patrol vehicle, officials said.

While the officers were still in the parking lot, they heard a gunshot. They then spotted one of the brothers fleeing from the apartment, followed by the brothers’ father, who was yelling that the fleeing suspect had just shot the brother, authorities said.

Police chased the suspect and apprehended Joseph in nearby woods, officials said, noting the officers were also able to recover a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.

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Joseph was arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft of a firearm, and resisting arrest without violence, authorities said.

The teenager was being held on a $655,000 bond.

The brother, who police did.not identify, was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. He is being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest, officials said.


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