Police: Teen arrested for slaying of 17-year-old in West Farms

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A man accused of killing a 17-year-old woman in West Farms three months ago is in police custody. 

Police say 17-year-old Vlana Roberts was shot the in the back after a large fight on the 2100 block of Vyse Avenue around 11 p.m., just three blocks from where she lives.

MORE: 17-year-old fatally shot in West Farms 

Roberts was shot in the torso and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she later died.

News 12 got an exclusive look at the suspect – 16-year-old Julius Romero – who was escorted out of the 48th Precinct Saturday. Police sources say he was extradited to the Bronx from Florida.

Earlier in the investigation, News 12 sources said at least one person was taken in for questioning in the case, then later released. 

Roberts’ family says she was a talented basketball player who attended Truman High School. 

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