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Three arrests in slaying of Yuma teen

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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008 1:57 pm | Updated: 9:20 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

YUMA - Police in Yuma say they've made three arrests in the shooting death of a 16-year boy.

Yuma police spokesman Clint Norred says officers went to a neighborhood east of the Marine Corps Air Station at about 1 a.m. Friday on a shots-fired call and found Octavio Acosta shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead.

Norred says investigators worked quickly and identified the three male suspects, who were arrested Friday afternoon.

They include a 15-, 16-, and 18-year-old. All were booked on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang.

Norred says the shooting was gang related.

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