Florida teen faces murder charge after screaming match turns violent

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A Florida teen is facing a murder charge after a Fort Lauderdale-area argument turned violent, according to local authorities.

A 16-year-old male was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder for the shooting that followed a “verbal confrontation” on an Oakland Park street, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

After receiving a roughly 4 p.m. report of a shooting, deputies arrived to find a male who had been shot, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery and died early Wednesday, according to authorities.

Police said the teen saw the older man approaching his car, and an argument followed. The victim then drove to the teen, exited his vehicle, only for the suspect to shoot at the victim and strike him, according to the release.

The teen, who has not yet been identified, was found to have a handgun in his backpack and was charged with second-degree murder.

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