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Fridley teen shot and killed

A Fridley High School senior was fatally shot in the chest on Friday.

18-year-old Emmanuel Bartuoh, one of his school’s star football players, died from a gunshot wound in his home in the Rice Creek Townhouses development.

Fridley police Sgt. Rick Crestik said that there was a suspect in the shooting. According to the Star Tribune, “Shortly after the shooting, a man came forward and said he was involved, Crestik said. The man, who is between the ages of 17 and 21, had remained at the house after the shooting. He was in custody Friday night, and police are not looking for other suspects.?

The Star Tribune article had a lot of detail, even quotes from a one of Bartuoh’s teammates to add a more personal element to the tragedy. Description of the scene outside the victim’s house helped reveal the tragedy of the incident. “A large group of high school football players remained outside the house for more than an hour, many of them crying as they huddled in the cold.?

The Pioneer Press also reported on the killing, but with far fewer details. However, it is important to note that the article specifically mentioned that the cause of the shooting was not verified. According to the Pioneer Press, “police have not ruled out that the shooting was an accident.?