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14-year-old arrested after boy fatally shot Sunday in Greenacres

Boy under the age of 18 killed in shooting
Fatal shooting in Greenacres Aug. 15, 2021, 14-year-old boy arrested
Posted at 1:37 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 14:52:38-04

GREENACRES, Fla. — A fatal shooting Sunday evening in Greenacres resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old in connection with the case, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said the shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. at the corner of Lake Worth Road and South 57th Avenue.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a boy under the age of 18 dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera said investigators determined an altercation occurred between the victim and a 14-year-old.

This caused the gunman to shoot the victim, killing him.

The 14-year-old was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder along with weapon offenses.

The sheriff's office has not released the names of the shooter or victim.

No other details were immediately available.