Boca Raton Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

BOCA RATON, FL ( — A Pompano Beach man was shot in the chest in Boca Raton Sunday following an afternoon of what could best be described as “gun play.” The man, Justin Holt, died.

According to police:

On Sunday, December 1, 2013, just before 11:00 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Gables of Town Place Apartments, 21445 Town Lakes Drive.  When officers arrived, they met with a group of people and a male who had been shot in the chest.

Detectives interviewed the four people who were present at the apartment when the shooting occurred.  They all provided the same version of events.  The resident, Madison Flint, and her friend, Joshua Henry, were hanging out and called some other friends to come over to Flint’s apartment.  Erin Steele, Justin Holt, and another friend arrived at the apartment a short time later.  Henry brought a handgun with him, was showing the group the gun and allowed members of the group to dry fire the pistol.  Henry re-loaded the gun and set it on the counter.   Later in the evening, Steele picked the gun up from the counter, pointed it at Holt and fired it.  Holt was transported to Delray Medical Center where he died shortly thereafter.

The investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call Detective Jeff Clare at (561) 338-1246 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

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