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Police arrest 15-year-old in connection to Athens man's murder

The shooting happened Saturday night.

ATHENS, Ga. — A 15-year-old boy faces murder charges in the death of a 38-year-old Athens man, Athens-Clarke County Police said.

On Saturday at around 11 p.m., officers responded to a shooting on Carriage Court and located Carlos Harper on the ground with gunshot wounds. 

Harper was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased, police said. 

Warrants were obtained against a teenager for felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a person under 18, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, they said. Police were actively searching for him, but located the boy Sunday morning, they said.

The circumstances surrounding the crime were not released by police and did not say what the connection was, if any, between the two. 

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked contact Det. David Harrison at (762) 400-7361 or david.harrison@accgov.com. Anonymous tips can be made by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706) 705-4775.