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Suspect Sought in Fatal Shooting of Teen Near Arlington Border- Updated

Update September 6, 2017: The suspect was arrested in Arlington; read more here.

– YourArlington.com

A 16-year-old Malden boy, Tenzin Kunkhyen, was fatally shot in Somerville near the Arlington border on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Jonathan PerryPolice seek Jonathan T. Perry (at right), 17, of Somerville, in connection with the death, the Middlesex district attorney has reported.

He is a male, clean shaven with brownish shoulder-length hair and green eyes. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. His last known address is 14 Farragut Ave., where the shooting occurred

If you have information about Perry, call State Police at 508-820-2121. He may have access to weapons.

An Aug. 30 Globe report said the victim is of Tibetan heritage, had moved from India, had gone to Somerville High and later to Malden High.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Somerville police responded to a Farragut Avenue residence for reports of a shooting and found the teen suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the victim was in the residence with other individuals who were known to him and that this is not a random act, a statement from District Attorney Marian Ryan says.

No one has been charged. Conducting the ongoing investigation are Ryan’s office, State and Somerville Police. The circumstances surrounding how the shooting occurred are part of this investigation. The identity of the victim was withheld pending official identification from the Office of the Medical Examiner and notifying next of kin.

The DA’s office reported no other updates in the investigation on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The Boston Globe has published a photo of the location.

This news summary was published Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, and updated Sept. 1, to add a photo of the suspect. YourArlington publishes photographs of minors (those 18 and younger) only in circumstances where the seriousness of potential charges warrant.

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