Miami-Dade County

Police: NW Miami-Dade homeowner shoots, kills teen burglar

A 54-year-old woman was being interviewed by detectives late Thursday after police say she shot and killed a 17-year-old would-be burglar inside her Northwest Miami-Dade home.

According to police, a call came in reporting a burglary in progress at about 5:30 p.m. at 7237 NW 19th Ave. The homeowner, Gwendolyn Jenrette, was also alerted to the burglary and rushed home, said Daniel Ferrin, a spokesman for Miami-Dade police.

“She is checking her home and she is confronted by a subject,” Ferrin said. “At some point she produces a firearm and shoots the burglar.”

It was not clear whether the teen, Trevon “Slick” Johnson, was armed.

The teen was taken to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.

Ferrin said the homeowner was cooperating with police and it will be up to the State Attorney’s Office as to whether she will face charges.

“We like to remind the public that any time there is a situation where your life can be risk, leave it to the police,” Ferrin said.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff