15-year-old charged with attempted homicide

A 15-year-old from Jay has been arrested Sunday on attempted homicide charges after he allegedly shot his father and attempted to build a fire bomb.

According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reports, Jackson Shane Baxley, 15, was arrested at his home on Highway 89 after deputies responded to a shooting call at approximately 7 a.m.

According to the reports, Baxley had been told by his parents to stop seeing his girlfriend, but he continued to see her. Baxley’s Miranda interview with deputies was largely redacted due to him being a minor, but according to the report Baxley decided to make it so he could continue seeing his girlfriend by setting fire to his parent’s home with them inside.

He allegedly drove to his parent’s home in his grandfather’s truck. They were both asleep according to the report. Baxley had a loaded shotgun in his possession.

Baxley then allegedly attempted to create a fire bomb in the house, but his mother awoke and called his father.

The father attempted to take the shotgun from Baxley, and he was shot in the thigh according to the report. The father had multiple emergency surgeries and is expected to live.

When deputies arrived, Baxley fled the residence. Deputies managed to take him into custody after he was tazed twice.

Baxley is charged with two counts of first degree felony attempted homicide, first degree felony attempted arson, third degree felony manufacture of an incendiary device specifically a fire bomb and first-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Some information is not available in this case due to the suspect being a minor.

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