Melbourne Teen Kills Himself During Police Standoff

Marco Green
October 12, 2017

A standoff is underway after a 16-year-old boy fired shots at Melbourne police officers late Wednesday night, according to a report from WKMG.

The boy's grandmother called 911 shortly before midnight Thursday to report that he was throwing things in their Martin Lane home, West Melbourne police Capt. Richard Cordeau said.

As officers were talking with family members, the suspect entered the room and opened fire. As this was happening, the 16-year-old grandson came from a back bedroom and began firing at officers.

Two others who had been held inside the house have been allowed to leave.

No officers or occupants of the home were injured.

They say the shooter remains inside the home. No one was hit by the gunfire, but authorities were forced out of the home with three other individuals.

Police have not released the teen's name, but said on Twitter that he was "known to police".

Police said two people escaped from the home.

The West Melbourne Police Department Strategic Response Team has the house surrounded and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office SWAT team is also on scene, police said.

The street was closed for hours and a few homes close to the incident were evacuated, police said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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