A 21-year-old Florida man sent a text asking for his property back but ended up being shot and killed. Police say a 15-year-old is in cuffs and suspected of murder.
Around 11:30 p.m. May 19, Delray Beach police received a call about shots fired, authorities said.
Officers responded and found Johnson St. Louis, 21, laying on his back in the road, police said.
Police said that St. Louis suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and leg and was in and out of consciousness. Officers asked him a few questions and St. Louis said “DK” shot him, officials said.
Boca News Now reported that St. Louis described "DK" as a 14-year-old Haitian male who lived behind a Publix. St. Louis also stated "DK" took his wallet and "DK" wore black pants and a black jacket, police said.
While on the scene, police also said they found five used .380 caliber shell casings.
St. Louis was taken to Delray Medical Center and was later pronounced dead, police said.
According to the police report, officers identified 15-year-old Diukenson Mirti as the suspected shooter.
Police spoke with Mirtil’s school and the assistant principal said that he has heard Mirtil being called “DK” by other students.
St. Louis’ mother also shared text messages with police that St. Louis sent to "DK" using her phone. It stated, “YO DK it’s Wizy bring my sh*t back G." Another read, "Don’t fwm Nono after that G fr bring my sh*t zb.”
After obtaining a search warrant, police said they found a Ruger .380 LCP handgun in a safe in Mirtil’s home.
Mirtil was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm, officials said.
He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and is being held without bond.
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