Police Arrest Las Vegas Student Suspected in Drive-By Shooting

Las Vegas police have arrested a 16-year-old who is believed to have shot and killed a high school student in a drive-by shooting.

The suspect, a sophomore at Palo Verde High School, was found hiding in a friend's bedroom at about 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police say they are uncertain about the motive for Friday's shooting.

Deputy police chief Ted Moody says it's not clear that the boys even knew each other.

Friends gathered at a candlelight vigil Saturday night and identified the victim as Chris Privett, a freshman at Palo Verde who played center on one of the school's football teams.

The suspect was not identified because he is a minor.

He was booked in the Clark County juvenile detention center on one charge of murder with a deadly weapon, three counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and four counts of firing a weapon from a moving vehicle.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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