LISTEN TO 911 CALL: Melbourne High Student Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Identified

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ABOVE VIDEO: Audio of the 911 call. (West Melbourne Police Video)

**UPDATE** BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police has identified the Melbourne High School Student found dead after a standoff with police Thursday morning as 16-year-old Michael Proctor from West Melbourne.

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BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A 16-year-old Melbourne High School student was found dead after a standoff with police early Thursday morning.

According to the West Melbourne Police Department, the teen, who barricaded himself inside a West Melbourne home in the 5100 block of Martin Lane, was found dead after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The West Melbourne Police Department Strategic Response Team and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the incident, which began about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, officers were called  to the home with information from a woman that her 16-year-old grandson was throwing things inside the house.

When officers entered the home to investigate, police said the 16-year-old boy got a gun from a bedroom and opened fire with a small caliber long gun at the officers, who then retreated.

Officers then retreated towards the front door with three other occupants of the home as the suspect continued firing on officers. Officers were not able to return fire.

No officers or occupants of the home were injured, and the shooter remained inside the home with at least two other occupants who later escaped.

West Melbourne Police Department Capt. Richard Cordeau said during a press conference that multiple shots were fired at the officers, which continued as officers attempted to retreated from the residence.

The identity of the teen has not been released, and according to Capt. Cordeau, the teen was known to police.

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A 16-year-old Melbourne High School student was found dead after a standoff with police early Thursday morning.

ABOVE VIDEO: A 16-year-old Melbourne High School student was found dead after a standoff with police early Thursday morning. (WFTV video)


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