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Man arrested in Boynton double homicide

Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2018-01-01 15:32:36-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. --A man detained by police after two people were shot and killed in Boynton Beach is now under arrest and facing two counts of first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm.

The shooting happened around 1:30 Sunday afternoon in the 200 block of NW Third Avenue.

Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Joseph Bruny Jr., of Boynton Beach.

Bruny told police he sells marijuana and the victims were his clients, according to a probable cause affidavit.

He told police the pair owed him money for about a quarter pound of marijuana, and claims when he confronted them one pulled a sub-machine gun so he began shooting, according to the police report.

Police said the victims suffered multiple wounds.

Bruny is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail. A judge denied him bond at a first appearance Monday morning.

Police have not officially identified the victims.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.