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Teen arrested in shooting death of Alabama football player

September 12, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A teen has been arrested in the shooting death of a high school football player in Alabama.

Birmingham police told news outlets a 17-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of 16-year-old William Edwards, a captain on the Woodlawn High School football team.

Edwards died Sept. 1 when he was hit by bullets fired outside his home.

Police have not said what prompted the arrest of the suspect. Officers also have not released a motive for the shooting yet.

The victim’s mother, Vatongula Edwards, says she’s been told her son and the suspect did not know each other.

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