The victim of a fatal shooting that happened Thursday night on Lamont Street has been identified as 16-year old Riley Neime. Police say the suspect is also 16.
Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live from the neighborhood where it happened with the details.
Neighbors on the 4000 block of Lamont said they were enjoying their Fourth of July weekend when they heard several gunshots. One neighbor said the suspect ran through his yard with a gun.
"He comes jogging by me with a gun in his hand at his side," resident Nathan Foster said. "Tells me to call the police. I turn around and watched him run off and he cuts through the yard."
It all happened around 8 p.m. Police said a 16-year old suspect shot Neime in the chest and then took off around the corner and hid inside his house. Within minutes, police swarmed the scene and made an arrest.
First responders performed CPR on Neime at the scene, but the victim was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.
The teen suspect, who is currently at the Nueces County Juvenile Detention Center, is now facing murder charges.
Neighbors said the suspect was a troubled kid.
"From what I heard from other people was that they tied a lot of activity back to him, and now that he is out of here it's a good thing," Foster said.
On Friday, police were called out to the scene again because some more shell casing were found in the area. Investigators said the suspect and the victim knew each other somehow, but they are not sure if the victim is from that neighborhood.
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