NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Detectives say they have arrested the 14-year-old suspect accused of killing a Nashville teenager on Tuesday evening.

14 Year Old Shot Killed Map

Metro Police say the shooting happened around 6:35 p.m. at 130 Nashboro Greens.

The victim, identified by police as 14-year-old Geovany Hernandez, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Amarion Johnson, also 14, was arrested early Wednesday morning at his home. He is charged with criminal homicide and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Both teens live near the area of the shooting.

The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation.

"It's very wrong," said neighbor Nina Arhin. "Don't think that murder is anything, that it's the solution for anything. I think it's very sad. My condolences go out to the family who lost their son. What would make a 14-year-old think about killing another? This is your playmate. What would make him think doing that is okay?"

A best friend who goes by Jose told News4 in a message, "Geovany was like a brother to me. We were close. When I got the call of what happened to him, I was sad. Tears dropping off me. He always put a smile on everyone's face. He always brightened up everyone's day. Geo was there for anyone that needed him. He was an amazing person. I can't believe he is gone. I promise he will never be forgotten, and I love him."

Stay with News4 for updates on this developing story.

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