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Jonesboro police arrest suspect in 14-year-old's slaying

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Police in Jonesboro have arrested a suspect in the weekend slaying of a 14-year-old boy.

The body of Cameron Smith was found Sunday afternoon behind an apartment building. Jail records show that 19-year-old Oze Harris Rucker Junior is charged with first-degree murder.

Jonesboro Detective Chad Hogard says a shooting incident on Saturday night resulted in Smith's death. Police say Smith and a 15-year-old were playing basketball at a nearby park when Rucker allegedly shot at them.

The 15-year-old was wounded in the knee. He told police he thought Smith ran home when the split up as the shooting started. But police say Smith collapsed behind the apartments from a wound to the torso. Police are still investigating.

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