BOYNTON BEACH (CBS4) – The body of a teen, who police sources say may be from Miramar, died from a gunshot wound to his back after being found in Boynton Beach early Tuesday morning.

It was initially believed by investigators that he was from Coral Gables since a Coral Gables High School ID was found on his body.

Investigators say his two companions initially claimed that he was robbed and shot. But they say the juveniles changed their story and admitted that they had stolen a BMW during the night in Coconut Creek and had driven to Boynton Beach with their handgun to rob people.

According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, 15-year old Gian Davis had been behind the wheel of the BMW driving through the Heron Pointe apartments around 7:30 a.m. when he was accidentally shot by another teen in the back seat.

“The person in the back seat was doing something with the firearm and it went off, penetrating through the back of the driver’s seat and struck the driver,” said sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Eric Davis.

“They could face felony charges,” said Deputy Davis. “The felony murder rule, they came here to commit crimes, they came here to commit robbery and now as a result, a death resulted in what they were doing.”

Investigators said the two teens who were in the car dragged Davis’ body to the front of the complex’s entrance, sheriff’s deputies found the boy on the ground when they arrived.

Neighbors said they were concerned after hearing what had happened.

“It’s scary, I want to keep may family safe and with all this stuff going on, you always have that little feeling inside you know that something could always happen, so it does make you a little nervous,” said Matthew Piambino.

The sheriff’s department has not released the names of the other two teens. They are 16 and 14 years old.

“I’m just glad that they are off the street,” said Deputy Davis. “It is unfortunate that someone in this situation died. But at least there is not a robber running around here.”

A police source said detectives had learned that the 15-year-old boy had been known to run away from his home in the past. Detectives were not able to initially get a lot of information from Davis’s mother.

They are also trying to get a search warrant to go through the BMW because they believe the gun is still inside it.

Comments (11)
  1. joe says:


  2. Michael says:

    No its not thats my friend from Odysee middle school 2 years with him its not “justice” how would u like if that happened to your friend and people comment saying thats justice! ahh justice “AMEN to that” man shut up

    1. Lolo says:

      too bad. he was up to no good. I am sorry for your loss and I most certainly do not rejoice in the death of a sinner. but there is little sympathy for those who cause death upon themselves. how would you like if that person had killed someone? someone innocent. I pity the dead, but I do not feel sorry for this boy. It is just a pity what his life could have been. But He was old enough to know right from wrong and he chose a path that lead to death. “There is a way that seems right to man, but the end thereof is death.” What you need to do is to learn from your friend’s mistake. Let it be a lesson to you.

    2. MILLIE says:

      justice it is. AMEN!

  3. antie jasmine says:

    I love my nephew (Gee Gee) and if you don’t have anything to say positive for our family like words of encouragement than don’t say anything at all”!!! Also get some of your own business to comment on not ours!!! Thank you severely JOE and every other negative human that think they’re opinion is needed at our detriment.

  4. donna says:

    he got what he deserved. He was up to no good, stealing a car, gun in the car to rob some poor unsuspecting people. Why weren’t they volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. No siree no sympathy here.

  5. gail says:

    i won’t say he got what he deserved but all 3 boys made their bed & havd to lay in it.

  6. MD116524 says:

    As one person put it on another website… too bad it wasn’t a grenade and they all bit the dust! See ya!

  7. TunchII says:

    R.I.P. baby brother .. love yu much . even though i didnt get a chance 2 meet yu yet i still love yu . i told myself that i was going 2 find yu really soon buht i guess i waited 2 late . if anybody has anything else negative to say please keep it 2 yourself .!! love yu baby bruh always from your Dad and big sis ❤

  8. Rip Gian says:

    Rip gian i love yuu woe! Whunnn

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