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Canadian Diplomat's Son Arrested After Brother Killed in Miami Shootout

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    Teen Victim in Miami Shooting is Canadian Diplomat's Son

    The teen victim in a shootout in Miami is the son of a prominent Canadian diplomat working for her country in South Florida, NBC 6 has learned. The teen is the son of Roxanne Dube, who worked in the Canadian Parliament before being appointed to head the Miami delegation in November. (Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015)

    The 15-year-old son of a prominent Canadian diplomat working in Miami has been arrested, according to a report in The Miami Herald, after authorities say he was involved in a drug deal that ended with his older brother and another teen dead.

    As NBC 6 South Florida first reported, police believe the teens, the sons of diplomat Roxanne Dube, were going to rob the drug dealers when the shootout happened Monday.

    The 15-year-old faces a charge of felony murder.

    The Canadian Government is working with Miami Police detectives to investigate the incident.

    It was still a crime scene at Southwest 36th Street and 17th Terrace Tuesday, a day after three people were shot.

    Multiple sources told NBC 6 that the 15- and 17-year-old sons of the woman in charge of the Canadian consulate in Miami showed up to buy or participate in some kind of drug activity and now one of them is dead and so is another 17-year-old.

    Cellphone video captured paramedics rushing off with one of the three people who were shot. Blood could be seen inside the doorway after the gunfire, as police begin to get to the bottom of what unfolded.

    Multiple law enforcement sources said Dube's sons showed up in a vehicle with an official license plate from the Consulate. Dube's 17-year-old son later died from the gunshot wounds he suffered here, sources said.

    Also dead is 17-year-old Joshua Wright, whose family identified him as one of the victims. One law enforcement source indicated the older Dube went into Wright's apartment and that's when the shooting started. The younger brother remained in the Canadian government vehicle outside to act as a lookout, sources said.

    Another man, Anthony Rodriguez, was wounded and drove away but was later found.  Rodriguez is charged with felony murder and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

    At least one other young man was wounded in the shootout.

    Dube, who worked in the Canadian Parliament before being appointed to head the Miami delegation in November, is now mourning the loss of her son.

    Miami Police have impounded the Canadian government car and investigators from Canada are working alongside Miami detectives to get to the bottom of the tragedy.

    Canadian government officials said they are aware of the reports and said assistance is being provided to the family.

    "A full investigation is underway and we will continue assisting local authorities," said John Babcock, spokesman for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.