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El Paso teen arrested in cartel shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday on a capital murder charge in the shooting death of a Mexican drug cartel official who also was a government informant, authorities said.

The El Paso boy, who was not identified by police because of his age, is the fourth person to be arrested this week in the May 15 slaying of Jose Daniel Gonzalez Galeana, a Juarez cartel lieutenant who oversaw some of the drug gang's smuggling operations and was cooperating with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement officials.

According to the charging documents, Gonzalez, 37, was hunted by fellow midlevel cartel member and ICE informant Ruben Rodriguez Dorado. Gonzalez is believed to be the first ranking cartel member killed on American soil.