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Second teen arrested in death of 18-year-old Fulton High School Senior

18-year-old Junior Santiago was identified as the victim in a shooting the night of October 25 on Cansler Avenue.
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 9:17 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 12:15 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Another teen has been charged in the death of a Fulton High School Senior.

Knoxville police say a second 15-year-old male has been charged with the murder of Junior Santiago Jr.

18-year-old Santiago was identified as the victim that was shot at least one time on Monday night October 25, according to Knoxville Police Department Spokesperson Scott Erland.

Santiago, a Fulton High School Senior, was found inside of an overturned car on Cansler Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Erland.

An investigation lead by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit identified a primary suspect and arrested a 15-year-old boy.

Following a continued investigation, the first suspect, a 15-year-old male, was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on a juvenile petition for possession of a weapon with intent to go armed with additional charges pending,” said Erland. “The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time due to his juvenile status.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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