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Arrest Made In Manhattan Teen's Fatal Shooting

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A 16-year-old boy was arraigned Thursday on murder and weapons possession charges in connection with last week's deadly shooting of a teenager on the Lower East Side.

Police say Timmothy Montalvo, 16, is facing one charge of second-degree murder and two charges of weapons possession.

Raphael Ward, 16, was shot and killed near the Baruch Houses after what police sources say may have been a fight over his jacket.

Police say Montalvo told investigators he handed the gun to the person who shot Ward.

Authorities are still searching for several other people in connection with the killing and are hoping surveillance video taken in a nearby store will provide clues.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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