UPDATE: 16-year-old arrested for allegedly killing 15-year-old in Valdosta

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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:42 AM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - A 16-year-old was arrested Monday night and charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy Sunday morning.

The alleged murder happened on the 1300 Block of Ponderosa Drive after witnesses called 911 to report a person being shot, according to the Valdosta Police Department. Police received information about the suspect being inside a residence. Officers arrived at the residence and took him into custody.

The 16-year-old was detained at a Regional Youth Detention Center, according to Valdosta Police. He was charged with malice and felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm and possession of a handgun by a person under the age of 18.

Detectives continued to follow up with evidence on this case and further charges are pending, VPD said.

Because the suspect is a minor, his name will likely not be released.

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - Valdosta Police Department says its officers responded to a 911 call that reported that an individual was shot on the 1300 block of Ponderosa Drive.

After officers arrived on the scene, they found a 15-year-old male with gunshot wounds.

Officers attempted to provide first-aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene.

EMS then transported the victim to South Georgia Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

According to a press release, Valdosta Police Department Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel responded to further investigate the incident.

Through investigation, officials have determined that the victim was involved in an altercation with another male. During the altercation, a person retrieved a handgun and shot the victim.

Detectives have identified a person of interest in the case.

The Valdosta Police Department Investigations Bureau encourages anyone that has information on this case to contact them at (229)293-3145 or the crime tip line at (229)293-3091.