A 15-year-old boy faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with an August shooting in West Boca that killed another teen, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
The 15-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting an 18-year-old man on Aug. 7 in the 6800 block of Bianchini Circle after an argument, the Sheriff’s Office previously said. The two were acquaintances.
Officers found the 18-year-old dead at the scene of the shooting, which was in the Boca Del Mar community, near a country club.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a news release Tuesday afternoon that the teen had been arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing.
He faces a charge of first-degree murder, as well as a charge of minor in possession of a firearm.
The name of the minor was not released and the name of the victim is being withheld under Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that allows crime victims to hide their identifying information from the public.
Barbera previously told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that the juvenile lived in the home where the shooting occurred. The victim did not live there.
The Sheriff’s Office has not released additional details about the circumstances of the shooting or its investigation.