NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas Police arrested a suspect Thursday in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. 

Officers responded to the area of West San Miguel Avenue and Coleman Street, near Craig Road and Simmons Street Wednesday night.

Officers on scene said the shooting happened about 5 p.m. and the teen died at a nearby hospital. Police did not release the suspect's name.

Family at the scene identified the boy as Aneas King. The Clark County Coroner later confirmed his name and ruled King had died from a gunshot wound in his left arm. His death was ruled as a homicide.

Family said he was a sophomore at Cheyenne High School. Family members said King was stepping out of his home when the shooting happened, but they had no other details. 

"I’m just so upset right now. I said to myself I don’t know why God didn’t take me. That boy is younger than I am. I’ve seen more than he’s seen. And he’s a nice boy he never did anyone wrong," Denise Lowe, King's grandmother said. 

"He’s never been in a fight he would run from a fight to get here and get shot at the corner of my house."

Police said it was unclear what led up to the shooting and they do not believe the shooting to be a random act of violence.

North Las Vegas Police spokesman Officer Aaron Patty encouraged parents to have a conversation with their children about respecting firearms. 

This was the North Las Vegas Police Department's first homicide investigation of 2019. 

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