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UPDATE: Deputies Shoot Suicidal Teenager In Delray Beach

by | Aug 24, 2023 | Delray Beach News | 1 comment

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DELRAY BEACH, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2023) — A suicidal teen was shot by deputies near Via Delray Blvd in unincorporated Delray Beach.

UPDATE

PBSO says the 18-year-old has been identified as Steven Magill. Magill is said to be recovering in the hospital and will be arrested for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer once he is released.

Originally reported by Boca Post

A large law enforcement response was seen near Via Delray Blvd in unincorporated Delray Beach late on Wednesday night. PBSO tells Boca Post that deputies responded to a a welfare check on the 5600 block of Via Delray Blvd just after 11:30 PM when they found a suicidal 18-year-old male with a firearm.

Deputies say that they were trying to build rapport with the teen when he pulled a firearm from his side, pointing it at his own head. The teen then continued walking towards the canal near Via Delray Blvd. The teen then entered the canal, which was about waist deep, as deputies continued to try to talk him down.

Deputies say the teen then turned the firearm towards them, forcing them to shoot. The teen was transported to Delray Medical Center by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Sources close to the incident tell us that the 18-year-old has two gunshot wounds near the shoulder and neck area. Sources say the 18-year-old is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Sources close to the incident tell us that while PBSO reports deputies first arrived at 11:34 PM, the actual shooting happened just before 1 AM. The shooting reportedly happened near the canal behind the Via Palma apartments on the 5300 block of Via Delray Boulevard.

PBSO says the shooting is being investigated by FDLE and the State Attorney’s Office. The deputies involved with the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per protocol.

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1 Comment

  1. A teenager… Shot that needed Mental Health Assistance.. WTF? Really! Why not de-escilate the Situation and then use a Taser ect. Would these guys shoot their own kids if they acted Crazy as all Teens do at some point in their lives.. Wow!

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