Florida teen dead after shooting, standoff with officers

Teen barricades himself in West Melbourne home after firing at officers, police say

BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA - A 16-year-old Melbourne High School student was found dead after a standoff with police early Thursday morning.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office's SWAT team assisted police during the hours-long standoff. A few homes in the immediate vicinity have been evacuated, police said.

Officers responding to the call went inside to speak to the residents and family members when the boy came out of a bedroom and started firing at officers, according to police.

A stand-off is ongoing at a West Melbourne home after a teen shot at police officers just before midnight on Wednesday.

No officers were injured.

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They did not return fire.

West Melbourne Police Department Capt. Richard Cordeau said during a press conference that multiple shots were fired at the officers, which continued as officers attempted to retreated from the residence.

The boy was known to police, but has not yet been named, according to tweets from the department. They believe that the other remaining occupant in the home is the shooter.

Martin Lane and Walker Avenue were closed and several nearby homes were evacuated during the incident, Cordeau said.

- West Melbourne PD (@WestMelbournePD) October 12, 2017Not releasing name of shooter at this time. The second occupant escaped just after 5 a.m. The shooter remains inside the residence, according to the report.

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