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16-year-old arrested in man’s murder in Oakland Park

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Authorities say verbal confrontation ended in fatal gunfire.

A 16-year-old is facing a murder charge after authorities said he shot and killed a man in Oakland Park.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in 4900 block of Northeast 9th Avenue.

Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said the teen suspect and the victim had been involved in a verbal confrontation before the teen shot the man.

Deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded and the man was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery. He died in the early morning hours Wednesday, officials said.

Officials didn’t release the name of the teen or victim.

The teen was arrested on a second-degree murder charge and brought to the Juvenile Assessment Center, officials said.