Police Make Arrest in High School Student's Slaying

By Lita Beck
|  Thursday, Apr 15, 2010  |  Updated 4:44 AM CDT
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Fort Worth teenager who walked in on two intruders.

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Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a Fort Worth teenager who walked in on two intruders.

Seventeen-year-old Eric Forrester was shot in the head Monday in his southwest Fort Worth home when he and his sister came home for lunch. Forrester died at John Peter Smith Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Bruce Terrell Rogers is charged with capital murder.

Rogers was convicted on two counts of injury to a child in 2005 and was sentenced to five years in prison. He was released in March 2009 after serving the full sentence. He was arrested twice on suspicion of shoplifting within three months of his release and arrested on suspicion of theft two months later.

Friends said they were happy police had made an arrest in the case.

"We were very happy, though, very happy that this guy is caught and hoping that the next one will be caught pretty soon," friend Leonard Bacon said.

More than 250 of Forrester's friends and church members attended a memorial service in Fort Worth on Wednesday night.

"Losing someone like Forrester -- it was just painful," friend Ryan Williams said. "It was like losing a brother."

"I have to admit as his uncle, I didn't really fully appreciate the influence he had people at his high school, people at his church and throughout the area," Hugh Redd said.

Rogers is being held on $1 million bail.

Fort Worth police are looking for information on three laptop computers that were stolen from Forrester's home the day he was shot. Police said Rogers sold the Dell, HP and Toshiba laptops and are asking people who bought a similar machine to contact investigators at 817-392-4330 or CrimeStoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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NBC DFW's Omar Villafranca contributed to this report.

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