NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (CBS/AP) — Authorities said the suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in New Bedford is now in custody.

The Bristol County district attorney’s office said 16-year-old David Lima was arrested in Fall River Thursday afternoon. He has been charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jonas Trinidad Jr.

Bristol DA Thomas Quinn said in a statement that Lima, from New Bedford, was arrested by Massachusetts State Police at an apartment on Cross Street. He was taken into custody without incident and will be arraigned Friday morning in New Bedford District Court.

He is charged with murder, carrying an illegal firearm and carrying a loaded illegal firearm.

Police said Trinidad Jr. was shot late Wednesday morning near the intersection of Matthew and Bank streets. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

SWAT team members search for a New Bedford murder suspect. (WBZ-TV)

Police raided the suspect’s home Wednesday afternoon, but he was not there.

Police recovered a gun at the residence but it was not immediately clear if it was the gun used in the shooting.

No possible motive has been disclosed for the city’s second homicide of the year.

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