14-year-old burglary suspect shot dead in break-in

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Associated Press

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 10 at 10:01 AM

DALLAS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is dead and two other teen suspects are in custody after a break-in at a house in a blue-collar neighborhood of southeast Dallas.

A Dallas police statement says Luis Avila was shot dead about 11 a.m. Monday when he broke into a house in a quiet, wooded neighborhood in the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas.

Two other boys, ages 13 and 14, fled on foot but were quickly rounded up by police. Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell says they will be charged with burglary, but their identities are being withheld because of their ages.

Mitchell says no charges have been filed against the homeowner, but the case will be referred to a grand jury.

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