16-year-old boy who bought drugs is shot and killed at a homeless camp, Florida cops say

A 16-year-old gun boy looking for meth was fatally shot in a shooting at a homeless camp in Florida, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in the Panhandle.

It happened May 26 in Pensacola, and investigators say the killing was justified. The identity of the teenager has not been released.

“It has been determined that the deceased 16-year-old and another 16-year-old accomplice were in possession of firearms and attempted to purchase methamphetamine from a homeless camp,” the sheriff’s office said. in a June 2 press release.

“After learning that no one in the homeless camp had meth to sell, the two 16-year-olds pointed their guns at two victims, threatening to steal their belongings. At that time, another man was called to help the two victims.

Witnesses said the teens pointed their guns at the third man, resulting in “an exchange of gunfire”, officials said. A teenager was seriously injured and died in a hospital, officials said.

He was found by deputies responding to calls about “a disturbance by gunfire” at the camp, which is opposite the Alfred-Washburn Centre. The center is a non-profit organization that provides meals, showers and other services to “the homeless and poorer members of our community”.

“Further investigation determined that the third man acted in self-defense, leading to part of the investigation deemed to be valid,” the sheriff’s office said.

The teenage boy who survived is charged with ‘aggravated assault with a firearm which resulted in the death of the 16-year-old’, officials said. He is charged with third-degree murder, “two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of fatal missile and possession of a firearm,” officials said.

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