Teen arrested in shooting death of 16-year-old at Travis County apartment complex

Travis County

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old friend at a Travis County apartment complex in late September.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said Esdras Escobar was charged in connection with the death after a shooting at an apartment complex in the 14100 block of Thermal Drive on Sept. 27.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to the scene after a 911 caller reported a person had been shot. When deputies arrived, they found a 16-year-old dead in the residence.

TCSO said it will not be releasing the 16-year-old’s identity.

Escobar is being charged with criminally negligent homicide and his bail was set at $50,000.

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