Florida teen who shot at police officers found dead inside home

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WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been found dead inside a Florida home where he had fired shots at police officers hours earlier.

West Melbourne police said on Twitter the teen appears to have shot himself early Thursday morning.

A police report says a woman called 911 late Wednesday saying her grandson was throwing things inside the house. Officers were interviewing residents of the home when the teen came out of a back bedroom and started firing.

The officers retreated toward the front door with three other residents of the home as he kept firing. No one was injured and police didn’t return fire. A SWAT team surrounded the house all night.

Two other occupants remained in the home overnight but safely got out early Thursday.

Melbourne is on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

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