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Teen charged with murder in shooting death of 17-year-old Wilmington boy

A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in the June shooting death of a Wilmington teenager who was days away from high school graduation, police said.

The suspect was taken into custody outside his girlfriend’s home in Torrance on Oct. 10, said Los Angeles Police Det. David Cortez.

Cortez would not identify the suspect because of his age, but said he is a local gang member.

The teenager was charged Oct. 11 with the killing of Fabian Nunez, 17, Cortez said.

The suspect is accused of shooting Fabian on June 6 as the high school senior and a group of friends returned home from the beach, police said. 

Fabian and his friends had parked down the street from his home and were walking about 12:30 a.m. when a vehicle drove up and a person got out and shot Nunez.

Nunez was days away from graduating from Narbonne High School in Harbor City. Friends and family described him as a well-liked teenager.

Cortez said that Nunez was not a gang member, but had friends who were. He planned to join the military after graduation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cortez at (310) 726-7889, or Officer Jeff Tiffin at (310) 726-7884. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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