Teen who shot at police officers found dead inside home
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WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — A 16-year-old boy was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a Florida home Thursday morning, hours after he fired shots at police officers who had responded to a 911 call from his grandmother, according to police.
West Melbourne police announced the teen's death in a tweet at shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
Officers arrived at the home just before midnight after the grandmother called 911, telling dispatchers her grandson was throwing things inside the home. Police went to the
The officers retreated toward the front door with three other residents of the home as he kept firing. No one was injured and police did not return fire.
Police have not released the teen's name, but said on Twitter that he was "known to police."
A SWAT team surrounded the house all night and several nearby homes were evacuated. Police said on Twitter on Thursday that
Two other occupants remained in the home overnight but safely got out early Thursday.
Melbourne is on Florida's Atlantic Coast.