14-year-old arrested after teen shot, killed inside West Valley City home

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UPDATE 2/7: Police have recovered three weapons in connection to the case. Click here for more.

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WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 News) A 14-year-old boy is in custody in connection with the shooting death of another teen.

West Valley City police said Marquez Grajeda, 15, was shot and killed inside a home near 1300 West 2300 South Tuesday afternoon.

Early in the investigation, police ruled out the possibility that the shooting was self-inflicted. They said multiple people were inside the room when the teen was shot. 

After interviewing witnesses and serving a search warrant for additional evidence, police said a 14-year-old boy was taken in custody in connection with the shooting.

The teen was booked on charges of criminal homicide. Police clarified that this charge allows for the possibility of the homicide resulting from either negligence or an intentional act

Police said they suspect the shooting was not intentional, but ultimately the charges in the case will be determined by the district attorney. 

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