SAN ANGELO, TX - Xavior R. Arzola, 18, of San Angelo, has been charged with manslaughter after the fatal shooting of Victor Omar Duarte, 18, Wednesday, according to the San Angelo Police Department.
After 5:30 a.m., San Angelo police were called to a residence located in the 1800 block of Edmund Boulevard after a report of a shooting victim.
Police located Duarte, deceased, inside the residence.
Less than a mile away authorities arrested Arzola on the 2200 block of Raney Street.
A witness told police that "several occupants fled the residence after the shooting," according to a press release.
While this is still an ongoing investigation, "detectives know Duarte was inside the residence with Arzola and several other occupants when Arzola recklessly handled a firearm and caused it to discharge and strike Duarte," according to SAPD.
It is believed that drugs played a role in the shooting.
The police said this is an active investigation and that no additional information has been released.
Editors Note: This article has been updated at 11:48 p.m. on July 19, 2017 to include information on the arrest.
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