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16-year-old opens fire on police; standoff ongoing

A 16-year-old boy fatally shot himself early Thursday after he shot at police officers and barricaded himself in a home for more than six hours, the West Melbourne Police Department said.

Officers arrived at the home just before midnight after the grandmother called 911, telling dispatchers her grandson was throwing things inside the home.

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

Three people and the officers were able to get out unharmed, but two others were still inside with the shooter, according to police.

The shooter then remained inside the home with at least two other occupants. Residents were told they could return to their homes around 6:45 a.m.

No officers or occupants of the home were injured, according to police.

The West Melbourne Police Department Strategic Response Team is holding a perimeter on the residence.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office's SWAT team assisted police during the hours-long standoff.

Martin Lane and Walker Avenue are closed, and a few homes in proximity have been evacuated, the report said.



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