A 16-year-old suspect is dead and police are searching for two other suspects after the victim of an armed robbery in Miramar shot and killed the teen, officials said.
The incident unfolded shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday in the Silver Shores gated community in the 15600 block of Silver Shores Boulevard.
Officers responded to the area and found a man who said he was being robbed by the three suspects when he shot one of them.
The teen was found and airlifted to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said. His identity wasn't released.
“He says he felt threatened, he pulled out his gun and shot one of the suspects. That individual is a 16 year old, he was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," Miramar Police spokesperson Tania Rues said.
Police said a firearm was located near where the teen was found. Investigators are looking for the other two robbery suspects.
The shooter was questioned but no charges have been filed against him while the incident remains under investigation.
Officials also noted that a robbery was reported in the same area on Feb. 5 that involved multiple suspects robbing a person at gunpoint.
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