Man Arrested in Killing of Philly Teen at Block Party

Man arrested in shooting of a 16-year-old Philadelphia boy who went to a block party after the Puerto Rican Day parade

Police have arrested a man in the shooting of a 16-year-old Philadelphia boy during a weekend block party.

Investigators say 29-year-old John Perez fatally shot Jesus Rivera shortly after midnight Monday in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia.

Authorities say Rivera was attending a block party following the Puerto Rican Day Parade when he was killed.

Police say Rivera was killed when Perez returned with a gun following a fight and fired randomly into a crowd. Rivera is believed to have been an innocent bystander.

Perez was free on bail for a drug arrest at the time of the shooting. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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