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Teen Charged In Fatal Gang-Related Shooting

Posted January 9, 2006 2:13 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police arrested a 16-year-old Monday morning and charged him in a fatal gang-related shooting that happened Sunday night.

Juan Carlos Sosa, who turned 16 two weeks ago, was charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Victor Herrera.

Sosa was taken into custody without incident this morning by members of the Raleigh Police Department's Fugitive Squad. The arrest was made at 3236-C Calumet Drive, which is Sosa's residence.

Police say Herrera, 18, was shot in the parking lot of Brass Tap and Billiards on Capital Boulevard. According to authorities, Herrera and his friends were involved in some kind of argument with another group of people at the establishment.

Authorities say after words were exchanged, one group left the establishment while Herrera and his friends stayed. When Herrera's group left the pool hall, a vehicle, that included members of the first group, pulled up to the scene and some of the car's occupants fired gunshots.

Herrera was shot multiple times and his friends drove him to the hospital where he died. Police say the murder is gang-related.