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Boy, 15, busted in connection to fatal shooting of NYC teen

A 15-year-old boy was busted in connection to the deadly shooting of another Bronx teen last month, cops said. 

The boy was linked to the May 10 murder of Jason Perez, 17, and was picked up by the Bronx Warrants Squad around 1 p.m. Wednesday, police said. 

He was charged with murder and manslaughter, cops said. 

Shortly before he was killed, Perez was inside a bodega on Ogden Avenue near West 170th Street in Highbridge with his girlfriend when five males entered, authorities said. 

Once Perez walked out, the group followed, cops said. One man waiting outside suddenly punched him, authorities said.

The boy was linked to the May 10 murder of Jason Perez.
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Police at the scene of a person shot near West 170th St and Ogden Ave in the BronxNYPost/William C Lopez On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 1300 hours, pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual was arrested and charged regarding the below described homicide:Arrested:15-year-old maleCharges:MurderManslaughterCriminal Possession of a Weapon On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at approximately 2015 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at West 170 Street and Ogden Avenue, within the confines of the 44 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS responded and removed the aided male to NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln where he was pronounced deceased. No arrests have been made in regard and the investigation remains ongoing at this time.The deceased has been identified as follows:Perez, Jason17-year-old male1360 Merriam AvenueBronx, NY
Police were unable to confirm whether the 15-year-old is believed to be the person who fired the fatal shot. 
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Then another person in the group opened fire, striking Perez in the chest around 8:15 p.m., police said. 

Police were unable to confirm Thursday morning whether the 15-year-old is believed to be the person who fired the fatal shot. 

Perez was taken to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The shooting appeared to be gang-related, authorities said.

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