Boys, 13 and 15, charged in Raleigh teen's shooting death
Posted August 17, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Police have arrested two boys – ages 13 and 15 – in connection with the killing of another teenager who was shot Wednesday outside a north Raleigh apartment complex.
A police spokesman said Friday that investigators obtained juvenile petitions and secured custody orders for the teens in connection with the death of Fernando Garibay-Benitez, 16.
According to a 911 call released Thursday, the teen was shot in the head by someone in a silver or gray minivan near the Lexington on the Green apartments on Rolling Green Court.
Benitez was dead when police arrived.
Benitez was a rising sophomore at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, according to the Wake County Public School System, and friends said he loved soccer and worked a construction job for extra money.
Investigators haven't released a motive for the shooting and said Friday that they are still investigating the case.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.