GARLAND - Not even in high school yet, a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were both taken into custody after a 46-year-old mother was found shot to death inside a Garland home.

The two children were both identified by the victim's husband, 48-year-old Alan Nevil, as he lay with a gunshot wound in front of the home in the 600 block of Rilla Street. Police said Nevil was able to give them some information about the shooting.

We've taken two people into custody, an early teen male and a female, said Joe Harn, Garland Police Department.

Police said they aren't sure about the relationships, but confirmed that the 13-year-old boy is the young girl's boyfriend.

They had run away, said a neighbor. ... She had run away last month sometime.

Juan Garcia, a neighbor, said he and Mr. Nevil grew grew up together.

He was a nice person, he said. He used to cut my yard, I would cut his [and] watch the house together.

He said the girl taken into custody was sweet.

If charged, the suspects will likely be charged as juveniles.


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