Suspect in shooting of Hillsboro 17-year-old turns himself in
An underage suspect turned himself in Friday, Oct. 16, a week after he allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Adrian Bucio-Rodriguez in Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro Police Department said the juvenile was lodged on charges of murder and attempted murder.
The shooting occurred in the 1800 block of Northeast Barberry Drive on Friday night, Oct. 9.
Police said there were multiple victims in the incident.
Names and other details about the incident haven't been released by police, but officials confirmed days later that one individual died and another was hospitalized.
Family members and friends of Bucio-Rodriguez mourned the loss of the Liberty High School student following the shooting and called for the person responsible to come forward. In the days afterward, they created a memorial and organized a rally for justice at the place where the shooting occurred.
In a statement, family members reacted to the suspect turning himself in, saying, "We are so happy that the suspect is arrested and charged. We want to thank the people in the communities who came forward with information to help this case. Although this doesn't take away the pain, it is the news that was needed. We will continue to pray as we move forward to receive the rightful justice that Adrian deserves."
Victoria Garcia Caballero, the cousin of Bucio-Rodriguez's mother, said family members heard the suspect turned himself in during a funeral service for the 17-year-old.
She said his mother, Veronica Montoya-Rodriguez, was standing by his casket and broke down in tears when she heard the news.
No other details about the incident or the suspect have been released at this time.
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