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No charges for store owner in robbery suspect’s shooting

January 8, 2019

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Florida jewelry store owner who fatally shot a teen during a robbery won’t be charged.

The Stuart News reports that Assistant State Attorney David Lustgarten announced last week that Michael Dacey, a retired New York Police Department detective, was justified in using deadly force against 17-year-old Jakeem McMillian during the Dec. 13 robbery of Treasure Coast Liquidators in Stuart.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says Dacey opened fire after McMillian jumped in a waiting stolen SUV driven by an accomplice, but Lustgarten explained that the shooting was still justified because it occurred in a continuous series of events. Officials say the entire robbery lasted about 15 seconds.

McMillian died six days after the shooting. His accomplice was arrested Dec. 28 on grand theft and vehicle theft charges.

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Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News, http://www.tcpalm.com

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