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16 year old laid to rest, family still seeking justice

Jesus Aguilera, Jr.
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Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 19:20:39-04

TEAGUE, TX — Limestone County Sheriff's Office says a juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of another juvenile on Highway 164 in Limestone County July 24.

The victim, 16-year-old Jesus Aguilera, Jr., died on Saturday, said police. Jesus was a student at Teague High School and an active member of the band who also loved to play basketball, football and tennis. According to his family, his biggest dream was to join the United States Air Force.

Limestone County Sheriff's Office released the following statement on Wednesday, July 31:

As investigators of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the shooting that led to the death of a juvenile, we are reminded that it is always a tragedy when human life is lost to violent acts, and more especially when it involves our youth.
Sheriff Dennis Wilson, LSCO

According to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, deputies received a call of a person that had been shot on east Highway 164 just before the Limestone- Freestone County line.

When deputies arrived, they found a male juvenile had been shot. The victim was airlifted to Waco. LCSO said at the time that investigators had identified a juvenile suspect.

Sheriff Wilson acknowledged the help and assistance provided by District Attorney Roy DeFriend and his staff at the Limestone County District Attorney’s Office, as well as Constable Pct. 3 Glenn Shoemaker and K9 Teddy for their assistance during the early hours of the investigation.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the Limestone County Sheriff's Office at 254-729-3278. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Limestone County Crimestoppers at 254-729-8477.

Jesus Aguilera Jr. was laid to rest on Friday at the Mexia Cemetery.

Hundreds gathered at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Mexia ahead of the burial to remember the life of the teen.