Police arrest teen in connection to fatal shooting in June

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A 16-year-old male was arrested Saturday night following the murder of a 17-year-old back in June.

Vlana Roberts died from her injuries after being shot in the torso on June 2.

Police arrested Julius Romero on charges of manslaughter, two counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Officials had previously arrested and released another man.

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Roberts' brother, Kirk Stinson, turns 24 on Monday, and says the arrest is all he could have hoped for on the eve of his birthday.

The news of the arrest also comes shortly after burying Stinson and Roberts' father, who died following a long battle with cancer. 

Stinson says although his father had cancer, he was the strongest person he knew, and he believes that his dad died of a broken heart.

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