Teenager dies in Garland shooting

The Garland Police Department says a 17-year-old was shot dead on Tuesday evening after an altercation.

Officers responded to the scene in the 2000 block of Highwood Drive around 8:30pm. Upon arrival, they located the victim with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital, but died as a result of his injuries.

Homicide detectives say an altercation between the victim and another male suspect escalated to the fatal shooting.

Police say they have taken a suspect into custody from this incident. He is an 18-year-old male who admitted to the shooting.