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UPDATE: Police Blame 15 Year Old for Odessa Teen's Death

Police charge a juvenile with negligent homicide after an Odessa teen's death.
ODESSA, TX (Local Big 2 News) -  (UPDATE) Police say a 15-year-old teen is responsible for 15-year-old Mateo Lajuan's death.

The juvenile suspect faces a negligent homicide charge, which is a felony.

Police arrested the teenager who was then released to the parents.

Mateo Lajuan died june 27th after an accident near 21st and Center in Odessa.

Police orginally investgiated Lajuan's death as a hit-and-run accident.


Original Story: 

A 15-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Odessa late Friday night, Odessa Police said.

The accident happened on 21st street near Center Avenue, according to authorities.

The boy was taken to the hospital but later died of his injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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