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MCSO: Teen who threatened to kill Martin County jewelry store owner during robbery has died

Officials say the teen died on Dec. 19
Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-03 21:39:55-05


According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Jakeem McMillian, the 17-year-old who threatened to kill a Martin County jewelry store owner during a robbery in December, has died.

The teen died on December 19.

Officials did not comment on possible charges against McMillians accomplice.


A 17-year-old threatened to kill a Martin County jewelry store owner during a robbery on Thursday, according to new documents released Friday.

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The Sheriff's Office said the teen went into Treasure Coast Liquidators at 2319 NW Federal Highway Thursday morning, and asked to see gold rings and a gold chain.

Barbara Dacey, the owner of the store, said the teen put three gold rings, which cost at least $850 each, on his fingers.

Dacey told the teen he couldn't try all the rings on at once, so "the male made a statement to the effect of 'I'm going to (EXPLETIVE) kill you' or 'I'm going to (EXPLETIVE) shoot you,'" according to a new Sheriff's Office report.

Dacey's husband, Michael, said the teen ran out of the store with the rings, pushed through another employee, then got into a maroon Jeep SUV, which was driven by a 16-year-old, the Sheriff's Office said.

Michael Dacey fired one shot at the vehicle with his Glock 19 handgun, hitting the 17-year-old in the head.

Deputies said the SUV crashed into a dump truck, and the 16-year-old driver got out and took off. He was later caught at a nearby LA Fitness on NW Federal Highway.

The 17-year-old who was shot is now in critical condition at Lawnwood Regional Medical Hospital, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The 16-year-old is now facing Robbery and Grand Theft charges.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said one of the teens was involved in a jewelry theft earlier Thursday morning at a Cash America Pawn Shop at 8429 S. U.S. 1 in unincorporated Port St. Lucie.

In that crime, a young male entered the store around 9 a.m., looked at jewelry, then ran out of the store with jewelry, got into a vehicle and took off, detectives said.