Police Arrest 15-Year-Old in Connection With Fatal Shooting, Robbery in Mesquite

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A store clerk has died and a 15-year-old is in police custody after a robbery in Mesquite on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Mesquite Police Department, the shooting happened in a strip-center shopping mall in the 1800 block of North Galloway Avenue at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Police said when officers arrived, they found the adult male clerk with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground. 

The clerk was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition but later died as a result of his injuries.

According to police, during the subsequent investigation, officers identified and arrested a 15-year-old male from Mesquite. 

This teenager has been charged with capital murder, police said.

Anyone with any further information about this crime should contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336 or Investigator M. Heidelberg at 972-216-6290.

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