Arrest made in death of 14-year-old boy

Jaclyn Brandt


Arrest made in death of 14-year-old boy

CREATED Jul. 29, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 29, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Police have arrested a 23-year-old man from Milwaukee relating to the weekend shooting of a 14-year-old boy.

Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments are also investigating a fire Sunday in the boy's neighborhood as a possible arson related to the shooting, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Three others were injured in the shooting that left 14-year-old Japhet Moore dead Friday night.

"The cause is under investigation right now by fire investigators and MPD, so obviously there was some suspicious origin that warranted investigation," MFD Chief John Schwengel said.

The 23-year-old is in custody in relation to the shooting, but police have not yet arrested anyone for the arson.