- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - A teenage girl will go to a mental treatment facility for her role in the shooting of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper by her boyfriend, who was then killed.

Florida Today (http://goo.gl/d90lLb ) reports that a Brevard County judge sentenced the 16-year-old girl as a juvenile Wednesday to a high-security facility for 18 to 30 months. She could later be resentenced as an adult if she violates the terms of her treatment or probation.

Authorities say 15-year-old Zane Terryn pulled a gun on Lt. Channing Taylor in June 2015 and shot the trooper in the shoulder. Taylor returned fire, killing Terryn, as the girl allegedly tried to drive Terryn away.

Prosecutors say Terryn and the girl were driving to Ohio to commit suicide when Taylor approached them outside a convenience store because their vehicle’s headlights were off.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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