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Child Arrested For Deadly Shooting Of Boy, 14, In Central PA: Police

Malachi "Tarzan" John.
Malachi "Tarzan" John. Photo Credit: GoFundMe (Tracey John)

A child has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting, according to the Harrisburg bureau of police.

The shooting happened in the 100 block of South 13th Street on Nov. 5 around 6 p.m., according to the police.

A boy, who was later identified as Malachi "Tarzan" John, 14, was found shot in the head at the scene, according to officials.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries two days later, according to police.

A GoFundMe campaign page raised $3,550 to help cover the cost of John's funeral.

John's viewing and funeral were held at the Hooper Memorial Home located at 3532 Walnut Street on Nov. 18, according to his obituary. 

The details on the charged juvenile have not been released.

The case is being handled by the juvenile justice system, according to police.

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