A Virginia teen has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl.

Police in a neighboring city have detained a teenage suspect on unrelated charges, according to the authorities.

A 16-year-old male has been charged with the homicide of a 12-year-old girl, according to Virginia law enforcement.

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The youngster, who has not been identified, has been charged with homicide, felony firearms use, juvenile possession of firearms, and providing false information to police, according to the Hampton Police Department. He has also been charged with felony firearms use and presenting false information to police, according to the department.

According to the officials, he is being held in the adjacent city of Norfolk on unrelated accusations at this time.