- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy at a graduation party near West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera says in a statement Monday night that 19-year-old Shamar Dajhawni Lawrence has been taken into custody on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the death of Branden Jackson.

Jackson of Palm Beach Gardens was shot and killed late Thursday as a party was breaking up at the home in Loxahatchee.

The sheriff’s office has not released a motive for the shooting.

The Palm Beach Post reports (https://pbpo.st/1Uh5fHl) Lawrence pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and possession of a schedule 1 substance after being arrested in October.

It isn’t clear if Lawrence has an attorney.


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