- Associated Press - Monday, October 19, 2015

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy is charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a worker outside a northern New Jersey business.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/1hMcmIL ) the 17-year-old Clifton resident will appear in court on Tuesday. He is being held at a juvenile facility in Newark.

The teen is accused in the slaying of 21-year-old Leandro Mendoza, which occurred early Friday outside a liquor store. Prosecutors say he’s also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Police say Mendoza and another store employee were closing the business for the night when they were approached by a masked gunman who opened fire on them.

Mendoza was fatally wounded while the other employee sustained minor injuries.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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