Hesston girl killed, teen suspect in custody

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Newton police arrested a teenage boy as a suspect in the shooting and killing of a 14-year-old Hesston girl on July 11.

According to a release by the City of Newton, “just before 10 p.m. Sunday, [July 11] the 16-year-old male suspect arrived at a house in the 900 block of South Walnut, where a group of teens were hanging out. Witnesses said he was visibly intoxicated and was waving around a gun. He pointed the gun at others in the room before fatally shooting the victim.”

Witnesses and neighbors attempted to perform CPR and called 911, and the suspect ran from the house.

The boy was at large until he was arrested for the crime shortly after 10 a.m. July 12 in Newton.

More information will be added to the article as it becomes available. The names have not been released.

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