Teen Arrested for Attempted Murder

NEWS RELEASE #: 16-160

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Massachusetts teen for Attempted Murder after he stabbed two family members while on vacation at Siesta Key late Wednesday evening.

Deputies were called to the 8900 block of Blind Pass Rd., just after 9:00 p.m., for reports of a stabbing. When they arrived, deputies located the victim and her 14-year-old son, both suffering from multiple stab wounds. As deputies rendered life-saving efforts, reports came in that the suspect was located nearby. When detectives arrested 16-year-old Gust Ramgren, DOB 11/29/1999, he was cooperative and provided a full confession to stabbing both his mother and younger brother. Detectives charged Ramgren with two counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. He is currently being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Both victims remain hospitalized in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.
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