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Juvenile arrested after teen fatally shot near Arlington High School

Police have arrested a male juvenile in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy Thursday afternoon near Arlington High.

Arlington Police announced the arrest on Twitter about 8:45 p.m. Thursday. The suspect was not identified because of his age.

Will Johnson

@ArlingtonChief

We have made an arrest in the tragic death of an @ArlingtonISD student this evening. The suspect, a male juvenile, was taken into custody by detectives without incident. Due to the juvenile’s age, we cannot relase his identity. We have a lot of work to do on this case tonight.

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Officers were dispatched about 4:30 p.m. on an injured person call in the 900 block of Benge Drive, near just north of Arlington High School.

There, they found the teen suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He died at a local hospital.

The victim has not been identified pending notification of relatives. Police believe he is an Arlington ISD student.

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Grant Gildon at 817-459-5691. Anonymous tips can be left with Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

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