Police have apprehended a suspect after a 13-year-old boy was shot to death in his bedroom in west Georgia.
Police say witnesses heard gunfire between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday. They said relatives later discovered Nizzear Rodriguez with a gunshot wound when they awoke and called 911. Police say family members were trying to take the boy to a hospital when officers arrived, but it was too late to save him.
Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs says that authorities believe someone went into the child's bedroom and shot him while he was in bed.
Dobbs says that a 17-year-old Carrollton boy is charged with murder, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of crimes. Police are seeking a second suspect.
Nizzear was an eighth-grader at Carrollton Junior High School.