Police: NM 16-year-old held in double homicide

Posted at: 09/01/2013 12:00 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4



SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with the shooting death of two teens in Silver City.
    
The Silver City Daily Press reports that police say the 16-year-old was arrested Friday and later admitted to the shooting.
    
According to Silver City police, the boy shot 19-year-old Eric Vega and 17-year-old Jose Varela after an argument.

Police say the suspect and victims were related.
    
Authorities say the 16-year-old is charged with two open counts of murder, aggravated battery, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun.
    
It was not known if he had an attorney.
    

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)