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17-year-old boy arrested, charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of 15-year-old

Lee County, IOWA – According to the Fort Madison Police Department, the shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

It happened in the 4200 block of Avenue L in Fort Madison.

Fort Madison Police Department officers responded to a shooting call.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found the 15-year-old victim in a bedroom with a gunshot wound.

Police say the victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

The 17-year-old suspect, Dimari Meredith, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

The suspect was caught two blocks from the scene. 

The victim’s name and information about a possible motive have not yet been released.

Authorities say the weapon was found inside the victim’s home.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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