Kansas teenager accused in shooting death of another teen

August 08, 2019 - 6:39 pm
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One Kansas boy is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at a townhome in suburban Kansas City.

The shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in Olathe. The victim was identified as Zavier Mendoza, 14, of Olathe.

The suspect, also 14, was arrested hours after the shooting. His name has not been released. Police say the suspect and Zavier knew each other.

Police Sgt. Joel Yeldell says the shooting happened during a disturbance, but details about the disturbance are still being pieced together.

Yeldell called the shooting "an unthinkable tragedy."

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