Florida Woman and 19-Year-Old Boyfriend in Love Triangle Arrested When 15-Year-Old Gets Shot

Chanel Williams, 35, of Rockledge, and Diante Stokes, 19, of Rockledge, are in the Brevard County jail after a love triangle went awry and Stokes shot Williams 15 Year Old lover.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by the Rockledge Police Department, 19-year-old Diante Stokes shot the 15-year-old victim on Saturday night near the Hammock Harbor Apartment complex pool.

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Chanel Williams                    Diante Stokes

According to the arrest warrant for Stokes, two witnesses described hearing around eight shots. One witness said Stokes had threatened the 15-year-old via social media and text.

Rockledge police said Stokes shot the boy at least twice and fled the scene. He was wanted for several days and picked up on Tuesday.

Stokes has been charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two parole violations, according to Brevard County jail records. He is currently being held there without bond.

“Something bad is going to happen, and I am going to jail for a long time,” the 19-year-old allegedly told his older lover in a Snapchat message the day before the shooting, the affidavit says.

On Sunday, Williams was arrested in connection with the shooting. She’s been charged with one count each of child neglect with great bodily harm, furnishing a weapon to a minor, causing a child to commit an act of delinquency, and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Her bond was set at $45,000 after a Monday court appearance.

Police say Williams provided the 15-year-old with a gun to protect himself from the older teenager.

According to the Rockledge Police Public Information Officer, The victim is in critical condition and was shot in the chest and leg.

Investigators allegedly turned up a 9mm handgun inside a bag belonging to the victim. That gun, police claim, was traced back to Williams.

“The female that we arrested had a romantic relationship with both the suspect and the 15-year-old,” Rockledge Police Department Deputy Chief Donna Seyferth said in comments reported by WESH.

During her court appearance, the TV station reported that Williams was ordered to have no contact with a child under 18.

“It is a very confusing case,” Seyferth continued. “We’ve got a guardian that’s not a guardian. We’ve got a 35-year-old female that has been with both our suspect and our victim, one of them being a juvenile. It has taken a lot of investigative work to get where we are.”

Police also expect to file additional charges against Williams, WESH reports. After the shooting, the Florida Department of Children & Families was reportedly brought into the investigation.

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Chanel Williams’ next court appearance is scheduled for March 30, while Stokes’ arraignment is slated for April 4.

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