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Police: Teen confesses to Middletown fatal shooting after failing lie detector test

A second person has been arrested for a Middletown shooting death that police say started with an argument over $10.

A 16-year-old was arrested on Thursday and confessed to shooting John Booker, 36, on Monday.

Dhameer Haamid Scott, 24, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder after the incident. He told police he had passed the gun involved to the 16-year-old, who was actually the shooter.

The teen failed a lie detector test and confessed, police said. He has been charged with murder.

READ MORE: Police investigation: Dispute over $10 leads to deadly Middletown shooting

Scott will continue to face a murder charge because he allegedly gave the gun to the teen and they fled out of state together.

Police were called at 7:44 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Yankee Road, where they found Booker seriously injured from gunfire. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Booker’s mother called 911 and told dispatchers that Scott shot Booker. Police said Thursday that Booker took $10 from a shelf in the home his mother shared with Scott’s father, which started the argument that led to the shooting.

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