Police on Tuesday said a 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of 17-year-old in James City County.
James City County Police did not release the boy’s identity.
They said he turned himself in at the Merrimac Center Juvenile Detention Monday.
Authorities identified the victim as Carlos Fermir Vanegas-Escobar.
Police were called out at 1:41 a.m. to the playground in Pocahontas Square on the 1900 block of Algonquin Trail in reference to a gunshot victim.
A “family member” called the police, said department spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.
There they found Vanegas-Escobar, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said he was shot multiple times.
Investigators said they believe the shooting happened sometime between 12:20 and 1:30 a.m. Oct. 30 — police are still trying to find out where the teen was shot.
The case remains under investigation and authorities are still asking anyone who may have witnessed or know of the circumstances surrounding the shooting to to contact Investigator Logan English at 757-603-6033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters may also call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or submit tips online at p3tips.com.