Florida Car Dealer Charged After Allegedly Shooting Teen Thief

Jonas Charles faces attempted murder charges after shooting burglar who police say gave up, begged for his life.
1:57 | 05/31/14

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Transcript for Florida Car Dealer Charged After Allegedly Shooting Teen Thief
I'm glad you enjoyed it. We're going to stay in Florida and turn to a car dealer and victim who is in trouble with the law himself this morning. After his lot was robbed, he waited the next night for the thieves to come back. And when they did, in one of his stolen cars, we should say, he opened fire. The shooting was all caught on tape. And ABC's Matt Gutman has more. Reporter: Police Jonas Charles shot the robber and only then did he call 911. Is somebody stabbed? Reporter: The dispatcher hearing a 15-year-old boy cry out in pain. Listen closely. Okay, stop right there. I can't breathe. Was some ystabbed? Reporter: Not stabbed but shot. Police charged Charles with second-degree attempted murder. Alleging he shot at a pack of teenagers who police say robbed his car dealership the night before, stealing all of the car keys and a couple of cars. When the thieves came back the next night, may 24th, police say Charles was waiting for them. He claims he was defending himself and his property. He confronts the kids. And what happens. A series of gunshots emanated. We don't know how many. Reporter: According to police, Charles corners a pair of teens between two box trucks. One of them listed in a probable cause affidavit. And a 13-year-old weighing barely 100 pounds. Authorities say the 13-year-old try to surrender. He became judge, jury and executioner. That's not acceptable. Reporter: That 15-year-old shot in the abdomen and is recovering in a south Florida hospital. And when the wounded boy fled, police say Charles kept shooting. And gave chase, which you can hear on this 911 call. Firing holes in the very cars he told police he was trying to protect that night. For "Good morning America," Matt Gutman, ABC news, ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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