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Teens charged after shots fired in drug deal

18-year-old is son of man convicted of ramming car into house, killing girl

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A botched drug deal in Orange Park this week landed two teenagers in the Clay County Jail on attempted murder and armed robbery charges.

Elvis Sijamhodzic, 18, and Maurice Muniu, 17, were arrested Wednesday in connection with an incident Tuesday on Hanging Moss Drive in Orange Park. No one was injured in the incident.

Nearly a year after Wolfson High School senior Janay Jackson was killed when an out-of-control driver crashed into the girl's bedroom, that driver plead guilty in court. The 52-year-old driver accepted a plea deal, but, what he said in court, the girl's parents didn't expect.
Nearly a year after Wolfson High School senior Janay Jackson was killed when an out-of-control driver crashed into the girl's bedroom, that driver plead guilty in court. The 52-year-old driver accepted a plea deal, but, what he said in court, the girl's parents didn't expect.

News4Jax has confirmed that Elvis Sijamhodzic is the son of Ismet Sijamhodzic (pictured), who was convicted of ramming his car through a house in 2012, killing Wolfson High School student Janay Jackson as she slept in her bed. Ismet Sijamhodzic is serving a 12-year sentence for the crime.

According to an arrest report for Elvis Sijamhodzic, residents in the area of Hanging Moss Drive reported hearing three gunshots and seeing a vehicle speeding away on Tuesday.

Robbery/homicide detectives investigated and found Muniu had contacted another teen, whom he knew from Orange Park High School, about buying marijuana. Sijamhodzic drove Muniu in his mother's black Honda Civic to meet the teen on Hanging Moss Drive, according to the arrest report.

Thee teen said while he was talking to Muniu through the passenger window, Sijamhodzic pulled out a silver semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the teen, demanding he hand over the money and drugs, the report said. The 17-year-old victim said when Sijamhodzic started to manipulate the slide of the handgun, the victim ran away from the car toward his house. He said he heard three shots before the car sped away from the neighborhood, according to the report.

"There are consequences for your actions," News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith said. "He knew what he was doing. He went there to commit a crime. This was something that was obviously planned."

Smith said even though no one was hurt, the fact that shots were fired will play a role in the case.

"Under the 10-20-Life law, you know, (it's) 10 years if you have a firearm, 20 if you fire a firearm, and that's what they did," Smith said. "So they're looking at that also."

Sijamhodzic and Muniu were interviewed by detectives Wednesday and then were arrested and charged with attempted murder and armed robbery.

News4Jax went to Elvis Sijamhodzic's home to attempt to get comments from family, but no one answered the door.

Police said the victim is not facing charges at this point for having marijuana.


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