Prosecutors charge 13-year-old Kansas boy with murder

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say they have charged a 13-year-old Kansas boy with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy at a townhome in suburban Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Johnson County District Attorney’s office said the Roeland Park teen who was charged Friday is the same boy that Olathe police had arrested a day earlier. Police initially had said he was 14 years old.

The suspect was arrested hours after the 2:15 a.m. shooting. His name has not been released.

Zavier Mendoza of Olathe has been identified as the shooting victim, and police have said the boys knew each other.

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