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Family Reacts to Arrest in North Las Vegas Teen's Murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - For Joycelyn Boston, the past few weeks have been incredibly difficult. Her 16-year-old nephew Donald Troutman was shot and killed on a North Las Vegas street late last month. "Donald was and is truly loved," she said. "I just wish he would have stayed at home that day."

This week, North Las Vegas Police made a break in the case, arresting 19-year-old Soloman White. His arrest is welcome news to Troutman's grieving family. "When we heard about it, it was unbelievable, because it happened so fast," Boston said.

Family members say the shooting resulted from a fight between Troutman and White. They say the two teens feuded with each other for some time. "You still don't take a gun to a fist fight," Boston said. "That don't give you the reason to kill one another."

Boston says her family is experiencing some closure knowing White is behind bars. "He just has lot of time to sit down and think about what he's done to us and a lot of people," she said. The family takes comfort knowing, if he is convicted, White could spend years in prison. "Donald will not come back, but they will not hurt another child or individual," she said.

Still, the family struggles to cope with the premature death of its loved one. "Why did this happen? It's unfair, and it's unclear, and it hurts my heart," Boston said.

Police were looking for two other suspects in this case, but called off the search once White was in custody. Police say, however, this is an on-going investigation with more possible suspects.