Police make an arrest in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl


    Britney Urena died after police say she was shot in the chest early Sunday morning. (Urena Family/KTUL)<p>{/p}

    Tulsa police say they've arrested 17-year-old Jose Joel Zamarippa in connection with the shooting death of a teenage girl.

    Britney Urena died after police say she was shot in the chest early Sunday morning. Urena was at an apartment complex near 21st and Garnett when she was shot.

    Witnesses at the scene told police that Zamarippa and Urena were playing with a gun when he pointed it at Urena and pulled the trigger.

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    Police say the shooting was first reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but they later learned that those allegations were not true.

    Zamarippa is being charged with first-degree murder, police say.

    A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover Urena's funeral costs.



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