Lexington man charged in fatal shooting of 15-year-old

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 12:01 PM CST
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(AP) - LEXINGTON, Neb. - An 18-year-old Nebraska man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Saturday’s shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in Lexington.

Lexington Police Chief Tracy Wolf said Ramon Gonzalez Romero turned himself in around 5:30 p.m.

Saturday after he was charged in an arrest warrant with second-degree murder and a gun charge.

Police said the shooting happened early Saturday during a physical altercation between the 18-year-old and 15-year-old.

After the shooting, friends took the 15-year-old to a hospital where he died.

The victim wasn’t immediately identified.

Wolf said police used a search warrant to recover the weapon used during the shooting on Saturday.

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