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Teen arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old Portsmouth boy

Kemon Battle was shot on Lexington Drive just days before Christmas. He was laid to rest last week.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Police in Portsmouth say they have arrested a teenager in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy.

Kemon Battle was shot on Lexington Drive just days before Christmas. He was laid to rest last week.

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Police say they've arrested a 14-year-old boy for the crime. Because of his age, investigators are not releasing his name at this time.

The teen is charged with voluntary manslaughter.

In a news release, Portsmouth Police thanked the community for its continued cooperation and support.