Fresno teen shot Wednesday dies, homicide investigation underway

FRESNO, California - A shooting in Fresno on Wednesday is now a homicide investigation after a 16-year-old boy died, the Fresno Police Department Thursday.

Just before 1:30 p.m., officers responded to a house in the area of First Street and Shields Avenue.

Officers found a teen shot in the front of the residence.

He was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, but he later died.

Detectives determined the boy had been involved in a disturbance with a family member at the residence.

The suspect fled on foot, police said.

Patrol officers who were in the area for the original shooting call detained a subject running from the area a short distance away. The detained juvenile turned out to be the suspect in this case, police said.

The juvenile suspect was interviewed and booked into the Fresno County Juvenile Detention Center on murder charges, police said.

The juvenile suspect is not being identified.

Anyone with information should call Detective Victor Miranda at 559-621-2452 or Detective Melanie Mayo at 559-621-2421.

Callers can remain anonymous by providing information to Crime Stoppers by calling 559-498-7867.

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