High schooler captured following 16-year-old dead in Clearwater shooting occurrence


10/25/20222 min read

In a tragic incident that unfolded in Clearwater, a high schooler has been apprehended following the death of a 16-year-old in a shooting incident. The community is left in shock as law enforcement works to unravel the details surrounding the tragic event. The loss of a young life raises concerns and underscores the urgency of addressing issues related to gun violence among the youth. As the investigation progresses, the community mourns the untimely passing of the 16-year-old victim and hopes for swift justice in this heartbreaking situation.

Clearwater Police investigators are examining a lethal shooting that happened recently at roughly 4:13 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

On Thursday, the Clearwater Police reported that murder analysts have captured 16-year-old Yerney Arvelo, who has been accused of homicide and infringement of probation regarding the passing of Jacques Portage.

Passage was given inside a loft in the 1200 block of Engman Road. He was shipped to Morton Plant Medical clinic, where he passed on from his wounds.

Arvelo, who inhabited the condo where the shooting happened, says the two were "play battling," as per witnesses. That is when witnesses said Arvelo got a firearm, and the weapon went off during the actual trade, striking the person in question.

Criminal investigators keep on examining the case. Extra charges might be approaching.

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