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LOS ANGELES : Man Held in Execution-Style Killing of 14-Year-Old Boy

A 22-year-old Los Angeles man has been arrested in connection with the execution-style murder of a 14-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a 19-year-old man, FBI and sheriff’s department officials said Tuesday.

Arturo Pineda Borboa was taken into custody Monday by a multi-agency unit made up of sheriff’s deputies and agents from the FBI and the California Department of Justice. Since October, 1992, the unit--known as GAT, for Gangster Apprehension Team--has arrested 300 suspects wanted for violent crimes.

An FBI spokesman said that Borboa was in a group that drove up to the victims in East Los Angeles and opened fire. He is accused of shooting the 19-year-old in the back and then walking over to the 14-year-old, who was hiding behind a car, and shooting him several times.

After getting back into his car, Borboa backed up over the 19-year-old before fleeing, investigators said. “This was an outrageous crime in which a group of gang members essentially went on a mission of violence,” said Charlie J. Parsons, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office.

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