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Teen to be charged as adult in fatal after-school shooting

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The 16-year-old male accused in Thursday's shooting that resulted in the death of 18-year old Miguel Estrada is expected to be tried as an adult for first-degree murder, according to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson.

Estrada was shot Thursday afternoon in the 110 block of Holly Street and was transported to Great River Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

A $250,000 cash bond has been set for the juvenile, a Blytheville student. The incident apparently occurred as the two were on their way home from school.

"Although the incident is still under investigation, this is not a random act of violence," Thompson said. "Estrada and the juveniles knew each other and appear to have a history of threats between them."

Blytheville Police originally had two suspects in the shooting, but the second, a 15-year-old male, was released with no charges.

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