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UPDATE: A 14-year-old has been arrested for the death of Juan Borja

FREEPORT, April 21, 2017—UPDATE: A 14-year-old was arrested Thursday in connection with the Wednesday shooting death of a Freeport teen. Juan Borja, 13, was shot while at a park, according to police.

He died en route to the hospital. Freeport police said Thursday that witnesses reported Juan brought a gun to the park, showed it to other children, loaded a round of ammunition and commented about playing Russian roulette. They said the 14-year-old then pointed the gun at Juan and a shot was fired.

Police said the 14-year-old later hid the gun in a field. The 14-year-old was charged with manslaughter and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

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