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Police arrest 17-year-old in South Toledo murder case

TPD investigating homicide at Western Mart in south Toledo.
TPD investigating homicide at Western Mart in south Toledo.(WTVG)
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 8:30 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Two people have now been arrested in connection with a South Toledo murder earlier in September.

Jose R. Juarez, 19, of Toledo, is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of Nicholas Deluca on Sept. 9. He appeared in court on Friday morning, where a judge set his bond at $1 million. Juarez was also ordered to have no contact with the victim’s family.

A 17-year-old has also been arrested and charged in the alleged murder.

Jose Juarez was arrested in connection with the murder of Nicholas Deluca on Sept. 9.
Jose Juarez was arrested in connection with the murder of Nicholas Deluca on Sept. 9.(WTVG)

Deluca was shot and killed at the Western Mart on the corner of Western and Spencer. Police said Deluca was exiting the store when three males approached him on foot, with one of the men shooting Deluca several times.

The incident was captured on video surveillance. Witnesses identified Juarez as one of the suspects involved.

Deluca was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Juarez will have a preliminary hearing on Sept. 23.

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