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Officials: Arrest made in shooting death of Mapleton teen

Added 03-27-20 07:03:02pm EST - “Authorities have made an arrest in the late January shooting death of a Mapleton teen, they announced Friday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Officials: Arrest made in shooting death of Mapleton teen”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have made an arrest in the late January shooting death of a Mapleton teen, they announced Friday.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release that a 17-year-old male was arrested Friday in Whiting, Iowa, on a charge of first-degree murder in the Jan. 31 death of 16-year-old Joseph Hopkins.

The 17-year-old is being held at a juvenile detention center on $1 million cash bond. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles charged with crimes.

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Mapleton police and medical crews found Hopkins’ body after responding to a 911 call about a shooting the night of Jan. 31. Mapleton is about 40 miles southeast of Sioux City.

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