A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed days after he broke up a fight involving the shooting suspect, authorities say.
The teenager was shot in Arlington on Thursday, the Arlington Police Department said in a statement. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead, the department said.
Arlington High School identified the victim as one of its students, Samuel Reynolds.
Reynolds was shot at the apartment complex where he lived, CNN affiliate KTVT reported.
Officers arrested a “male juvenile suspect” the same day, saying in a statement they would not release his name because of his age.
“This senseless act of gun violence has no place in society and our hometown community,” Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said in a statement. “This was an emotionally tough case for responding officers, investigators and medics. We will direct our attention to how a young teen suspect accessed a firearm used in the offense.”
He saw a kid getting picked on and stepped in
Police said thatReynolds, a 10th grader, saw another student getting picked on and decided to intervene, KTVT reported.