Friday, April 28, 2017

14-Year-Old Charged In Juan Borja's (13) Death

Freeport police confirm a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy.

Juan Borja, an eighth grader at Freeport Intermediate School, was killed Wednesday night in the 1200 block of West 8th Street at Peppermint Park.

At 1:05 p.m. Thursday, police took a 14-year-old suspect into custody. He has been charged with manslaughter and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Police say Borja, the suspect and other juveniles were hanging out at the park when Borja pulled out a gun, loaded a round of ammunition and made a comment about playing Russian roulette.


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