UPDATE: 18-year-old charged with murder of 17-year-old in Little - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATE: 18-year-old charged with murder of 17-year-old in Littlefield

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Photo of Jasmine provided by family Photo of Jasmine provided by family


According to police records, Moron was taken in for questioning where he continued to change his story multiple times and asked for a polygraph test.

Police say Moron was deceptive on three questions.  Reports indicate the examiner asked if the gun went off and if it surprised Moron, which he said was true. The examiner also asked if Moron put the gun up to Rodriguez's head, which he also said was true. Police asked Moron to write a letter to Rodriguez, where he mentions he never meant to hurt her "terribly bad," and that he only meant to scare her. 

Documents indicate Moron was transported to the Lamb Healthcare Center for medical clearance, where he refused treatment. Moron was released to jail personnel without incident.

An account at AIM Bank has been set up to help with funeral and memorial expenses for Jasmine Rodriguez. To donate, you can go to any AIM Bank location and mention her name. 

A GoFundMe account has also been set up - here.  All proceeds will go directly to the family. 

Original story: 

Littlefield Police have arrested an 18-year-old man who they believe is responsible for the shooting death of a 17-year-old Friday.

Investigators were called to 721 West Third Street Friday morning. According to the police department, officers determined "a series of domestic events" led to Jasmine Rodriguez, 17, being shot. She died at a Lubbock hospital.

On Saturday morning Joseph Moron, 18, was arrested and charged with Rodriguez' murder as well as tampering with evidence. He is held in the Lamb County Jail. 


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