A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and another juvenile is sought in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Fort Worth man early Saturday at a west Fort Worth apartment complex.
The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested Tuesday and handed over to juvenile authorities.
Homicide Sgt. Cheryl Johnson said an on-going argument between the 15-year-old and the victim, Larry Don Lampkin III, apparently prompted the Aug. 6 shooting in a breezeway of the complex in the 3000 block of Las Vegas Trail.
Lampkin was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:28 a.m. of multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office reported.
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Larry Lampkin Jr. said his son lived with his mother in the same neighborhood as where the shooting occurred.
"From what I gather, he was heading home from a convenience store -- a block away from home -- and was gunned down," Lampkin Jr. said, adding that his son shouldn't have been going to the store at that time of night. “He still had the soda pop in his hand that he had just bought from the convenience store."
Lampkin Jr. said his son was a popular boy who would have turned 19 next month. He said he is praying for everyone involved, including the suspects and their parents.
"It's a sad deal. They're so lost out there and I've lost my son in the process. It's all a tragedy," Lampkin Jr. said. "... They're kids and they've got to live with something major for the rest of their lives. It's unfortunate for their parents and us, as well. Here's a very loving, bright young man that's not going to be able to fulfill his dreams or ours as well."