15-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Deadly Shooting in Garland

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A 15-year-old male has been arrested and is facing murder charges after a deadly shooting in Garland Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a gas station around 1:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of West Kingsley. Investigators say the 15-year-old, 18-year-old Jairo Sait Saavedra and a third unidentified male met at the location for an unknown reason.

Surveillance video shows the three individuals began to fight when the 15-year-old and Saavedra retrieved handguns and exchanged gunfire.

A short time later, a second 911 call was dispatched to a strip shopping center in the 1900 block of South First Street.

That is where officers found two men who had been shot, one inside one of the businesses and one in a car. Investigators believe the men were shot at the gas station where officers were called first.

The man inside the business was identified as Saavedra. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to be okay.

The man inside the car was pronounced dead on the scene. His name has not been released.

Officers were later informed that the 15-year-old was at a nearby hospital who was involved in the shooting.

It's believed that the 15-year-old shot Saavedra and the deceased man.

The 15-year-old is being held in the Garland Juvenile Detention Center and has been charged with Murder.

Saavedra is currently in the Garland Detention Center and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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