Men arrested for fatal shooting of Idaho teen



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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police in Idaho say they have arrested two people in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a teenager this spring.

The men, ages 19 and 20, were arrested Tuesday for killing 15-year-old Vason Widaman while he was riding a bicycle near Canyon Ridge High School, reported The Times-News (http://bit.ly/2hTtZsb ). The shooting was on May 7 and it's not clear yet what new evidence led police to make an arrest in the case.

The brazen daytime shooting was a shock to the city of Twin Falls.

"We knew going into this investigation that to solve this particular crime, it would take perseverance, much like running a marathon," said Police Chief Craig Kingsbury. "I realize these arrests are just the first step in seeking justice for the Widaman family and this community."

The two suspects are from Buhl. The 19-year-old man has been in and out of police custody in the seven months since Widaman's death.

Both men will be formally charged Wednesday with murder or aiding and abetting murder, according to County Prosecutor Grant Loebs. He said they will also face charges of intimidating a witness.

One of the men was arrested after an hour-long standoff with a police SWAT team. Another was taken into custody during a traffic stop.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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