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Third teen arrested in death of Laurel 14-year-old

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 13:11:47-04

A third teen has been arrested after 14-year-old Xavier Cole Young was shot and killed in North Laurel. 

Howard County Police charged 15-year-old Melvin Jacome as an adult with murder and assault. 

Police believe Young, Jacome and a few other teens were involved in a drug deal in the 9000 block of N. Laurel Road on Saturday, October 28.

Earlier this week Luis Gerardo Ordonez, 19, and Francisco J. Rodriguez, 16, were arrested and also charged as adults in the death of Young.

RELATED: Two teens arrested in shooting death of 14-year-old boy in Laurel

Jacome was arrested on Wednesday in Prince George's County without incident. 

Ordonez, Rodriguez, and Jacome are being held without bond at the Howard County detention center.