Suspect arrested in murder of young basketball star from Compton

A 17-year-old was arrested in the murder of a 14-year-old standout basketball player from Compton.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 17-year-old was arrested in the murder of a 14-year-old standout basketball player from Compton.

Semaj Miller was gunned down the afternoon of July 29 near Main Street and East 87th Place in South Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, was arrested last Thursday, according to LAPD.

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Heartbroken family and friends are remembering Semaj Miller, a 14-year-old standout basketball player from Compton who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles.



Miller's coach Derrick Cooper called him a "superstar basketball player" who had a promising future.

Miller started playing basketball at age 11. He started getting better and better - and kept growing and growing, reaching a height of 6 feet 6 inches by age 14.

He played ball for the Wildcats Youth Academy, which was established to give young people a safe place to learn and have fun.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office filed one count of murder on a juvenile against the suspect on Monday.
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