Posted: Monday, August 25th 2014 at 12:14pm
Suspect arrested after boy killed in his bedroom
By The Associated Press
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) -- Police have apprehended a suspect after a 13-year-old boy was shot to death in his bedroom in west Georgia.
Police say witnesses heard gunfire between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday. They said relatives later discovered Nizzear Rodriguez with a gunshot wound when they awoke and called 911. Police say family members were trying to take the boy to a hospital when officers arrived, but it was too late to save him.
Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs tells WXIA-TV that authorities believe someone went into the child's bedroom and shot him while he was in bed.
Dobbs tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a 17-year-old Carrollton boy is charged with murder, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of crimes.
WSB-TV reports that Nizzear was an eighth-grader at Carrollton Junior High School.
Link: Previous story about the shooting death of Nizzear Rodriguez
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