Connect with us

Headlines

Jeweler Shot Teen in Head After Robbery, Police Say

Authorities say it was a ‘justified shooting.’

mm

Published

on

A jewelry store owner in Florida shot a teenage robbery suspect in the head as the youth fled, police say.

Michael Dacey, owner of the Treasure Coast Liquidators store in Jensen Beach, will not likely not be charged in the incident, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said, according to WPEC-TV. (Watch a video about the shooting below.)

Video: Gene the Jeweler Talks About the Challenges of Family Life
Gene the Jeweler

Video: Gene the Jeweler Talks About the Challenges of Family Life

Video: Chicago Jeweler Calls on Mayor to Get Tough on Crime
Headlines

Video: Chicago Jeweler Calls on Mayor to Get Tough on Crime

Video: Gene the Jeweler Sees a Psychiatrist
Gene the Jeweler

Video: Gene the Jeweler Sees a Psychiatrist

“In this circumstance, everything lined up to make this a justified shooting,” he was quoted saying.

Police say the suspect, 17-year-old Jakeem McMillan, has been hospitalized in grave condition.

McMillan allegedly entered the store and tried on some rings. He ran out of the store with $800 of merchandise and got into a Jeep, police say.

As the Jeep drove away, Dacey shot at the vehicle, authorities say. The vehicle then struck a truck.

Advertisement

It’s alleged that John Clark, 16, was the getaway driver. He’s accused of grand theft auto and robbery, WPEC reports.

If McMillan dies, Clark, as his accomplice, could be charged with murder, police say.

Read more at the WPEC-TV

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Wilkerson Helped This Jeweler to Navigate His Retirement Sale Despite a Pandemic

Hosting a going-out-of-business sale when the coronavirus pandemic hit wasn’t a part of Bob Smith’s game plan for his retirement. Smith, the owner of E.M. Smith Jewelers in Chillicothe, Ohio, says the governor closed the state mid-way through. But Smith chose Wilkerson, and Wilkerson handled it like a champ, says Smith. And when it was time for the state to reopen, the sale continued like nothing had ever happened. “I’d recommend Wilkerson,” he says. “They do business the way we do business.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular