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Drug debt led to fatal shooting of two Florida men, suspect tells police

January 3, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Drug debt led to fatal shooting of two Florida men, suspect tells police

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Authorities in Florida say a drug debt resulted in the fatal shooting of two men on Sunday.

Police officials in Boynton Beach, say Joseph Bruny Jr. told detectives that he was a drug dealer looking to collect a debt when two of his customers approached him with armed with guns.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, both men were discovered shot multiple times in the back on Sunday, and the only shell casings found matched a gun found in Bruny’s vehicle — not the guns left near the bodies.

Bruny was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on two counts of homicide while involved in a felony and one count of armed robbery. He remains in custody without bond.

While authorities didn’t reveal the identities of the victims, relatives identified them as brothers 24-year-old Malcolm Frederick and 21-year-old Jamal Frederick. The two were discovered face down, with guns under their bodies, in a carport.

Bruny, 26, called the police during the deadly dispute and a dispatcher heard what appeared to be gunfire. Bruny was on the call as authorities pulled him over in his car a short distance from the scene.

Bruny told officers “he sells marijuana and the victims were his clients,” the arrest report revealed. He said he was trying to collect $700 for a quarter-pound of weed that he gave the brothers roughly one month ago.

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