Bodycam shows frantic scene on Florida beach when spring breaker, 16, allegedly pulls gun

A Spring Break standoff with a teen was caught on bodycam footage after a Florida beach erupted in chaos amid shouts of “He’s got a gun.”

Efforts to tamp down on criminal madness peppering the already wild antics of surfside partiers appeared to pay off in a big way Thursday when law enforcement officials were on hand as a brawl rapidly escalated.

Deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office captured the moment flying fists were interrupted by panicked cries as a suspect appeared to draw a firearm before fleeing toward the water when ordered to drop the weapon.

“He’s got a gun. He’s got a gun,” someone could be heard on New Smyrna Beach, south of Daytona Beach. Moments later, the suspect identified as 16-year-old Felixander Solis-Guzman could be seen running away as a deputy shouted, “…motherf*cker! Drop the f*cking gun! Hey, drop the f*cking gun!”

“Drop the f*cking gun, motherf*cker!” he repeated before other law enforcement officials converged on the fleeing teen who made his way out into the waves.

During the standoff, reportedly lasting roughly five minutes, the deputies could be seen taking precautions to clear the beach of bystanders before the suspect ultimately complied with orders to drop the weapon, keep his hands above his head and back toward law enforcement as he was arrested.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Solis-Guzman was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a person under 18, improper exhibition of a firearm, commission of a second-degree felony with a weapon, resisting a law enforcement officer, two counts of tampering with evidence and sale of marijuana as the bag he allegedly tossed into the water was said to have contained “20 small plastic baggies of marijuana.”

Additionally, the teen was arrested for seven active no-bond warrants in Orange County that included robbery with a firearm and probation violation.

State Attorney R.J. Larizza of Florida’s Seventh Judicial Circuit posted an update on the arrest of Soliz-Guzman Friday that specified the teen was being charged as an adult.

“UPDATE: Our office has filed adult charges against defendant Felixander Solis-Guzman. An order has been made to transfer him to the Volusia County Jail,” the state attorney’s social media stated.

“This 16-year-old brought drugs and a gun to Volusia County during Spring Break. He will now face adult charges and serious consequences for his reckless actions. We welcome Spring Breakers, so long as they behave themselves,” said Larizza.

Before the commencement of Spring Break, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) had announced expanded law enforcement activity during the annual revels to support local jurisdictions in protecting tourists and locals alike as two deadly shootings had occurred.

“Florida is a very welcoming state,” he’d said at a press conference from Miami Beach where early beach and bar closures were being enforced. “We welcome people to come and have a good time. What we don’t welcome is criminal activity. What we don’t welcome is mayhem and people that want to wreak havoc on our communities.”

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the firearm and bag of drugs were both recovered from the water and no injuries had been reported during the incident.

Kevin Haggerty


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