LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection to the carjacking of an elderly woman in Lauderdale Lakes.
Deputies arrested Shaquille Dixon on Thursday, charging him with felony carjacking.
According to the arrest affidavit, Dixon’s mother, Romona Gordon, turned her son in to BSO after seeing the video in the news.
“It is really difficult for me. I turned my son in. I do not condone anything like this,” said Gordon. “When I saw it, he wasn’t aware that he was on TV. I called the police right away and had them come and get him.”
The affidavit states Dixon confessed to taking part in the carjacking.
“He needs to learn,” said Gordon.
Deputies said Dixon and two other juveniles stole an 81-year-old woman’s car at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Lauderdale Lakes Walmart, Jan. 15.
“His grandmother is the same age!” said Gordon. “And that’s what I said to him — ‘That’s like the age of your grandma. How could you?'”
The trio followed the victim inside the Walmart and then followed her outside into the parking lot before pulling a gun on her and stealing her vehicle. They almost ran her over.
“The boys instigated and all of that,” said Gordon.
Investigators are still looking for two other individuals.
“Where are they going? What is the future for that kind of kid?” said Gordon.
If you have any information on this carjacking, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
Note: The Broward Sheriff’s Office originally reported that Dixon was 12 years old. However, court documents state that the suspect is 14 years old. Our article has been updated.