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Oct 13, 5:22 AM EDT

Police: Man shot after dispute over boy's text messages


ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a 19-year-old man fatally shot in Pennsylvania's third-largest city was killed after a dispute between adults over a boy's text messages to a girl.

Authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with criminal homicide in connection with the death of Carlos Pascual Richiez in Allentown Tuesday evening.

Prosecutors say the man had earlier taken a boy's cellphone. An argument erupted when the man went to return the phone, and one person was hit with a pistol.

Police say the man jumped into a SUV, and Pascual Richiez got into another car to get the license plate number. Investigators say Pascual Richiez was shot in the head after he rear-ended the SUV.

Allentown Police Chief Glen Dorney said Thursday the death could have been prevented if police were called sooner.

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