A 16-year-old boy has been jailed in the fatal shooting of another Colorado Springs teen, police say.

The juvenile was held on suspicion of murder in the death of 18-year-old James Hardy, police said Friday.

Catalina Barajas, 42; Xavier Montez, 19; and a 17-year-old boy were also arrested on suspicion of being accessories to first-degree murder. All are local residents.

Hardy was fatally shot Sept. 9. His death was the city’s 17th homicide this year.

Police were called to the area about 1 a.m. to investigate a break-in at the Everyday Convenience Store south of downtown.

They found Hardy in a nearby grass field.

He was shot in the head and died two days later, the coroner’s Office confirmed.

Police say they’re still seeking witnesses and tips in the case. Tipsters can call 444-7000.

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