Police say a 12-year-old boy has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a boxer at the victim's South Texas home.
Uvalde police said on Thursday that the boy is charged in the slaying of John Duane VanMeter and is being held at a juvenile detention center.
VanMeter's girlfriend called 911 on Wednesday evening saying someone had broken into their home, and police found the man with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police Chief Daniel Rodriquez says police are trying to determine a motive.
VanMeter's trainer, David Hernandez, who runs Tree City Boxing Club in Uvalde, described VanMeter as a man with a "heart of gold and an amazing spirit". He was known as "The California Kid".
The Uvalde school district said the juvenile was a student there.
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