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Teen shot dead in Houston and found by a person picking up trash, two suspects arrested

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Mar. 21 2022, Published 7:49 p.m. ET

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Two men have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a Houston teen, who was found dead by a person picking up trash.

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The shooting happened on Jan. 17, according to Houston police. The victim — Avanti King, 19 — was found dead on West Hamilton Street by a person picking up the trash.

Houston police responded to the area and found King with a gunshot wound. Police investigated and in February arrested Earnest Austin, 33, in connection to the case. He was arrested after trying to flee from police, authorities noted.

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When he was arrested, Austin was wanted on other charges. After his apprehension, Austin was charged with murder, according to Houston police.

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On March 19, police arrested Thomas Alvarez, 35, and charged him with murder in connection to the case.

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Investigators have not said what led to the shooting of if the suspects knew the teen.

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