Arrest made in killing of boy, 14, in North Philadelphia

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Friday, October 16, 2015

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in North Philadelphia.

Dimitrius Brown, 19, of the 900 block of North Marvine Street was arrested Friday. He is charged with murder.

Police say while the investigation is ongoing, they believe Brown had been involved in an argument with the victim, Duval DeShields.

Officers responded to a shooting at 8:40 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of North 10th Street.

There they found DeShields on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers put him in their vehicle and rushed him to the hospital.

He was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. Tuesday.


NOTE: Duval DeShields was previously identified by police as Duval Johnson