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Second arrest made in shooting death of teen in North Miami Beach

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Alexander Jones North Miami Beach police

North Miami Beach police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a second teenager wanted in the killing of a 16-year-old boy in July.

Alexander Bernard Jones, 16, now faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted felony murder.

On July 19, Anthony Delshon Holley was found shot and killed in an alleyway between Northeast 15th and 16th avenues and 175th and 176th streets.

Shortly after Anthony's death, police said they were looking for two young men, and the shooting could be tied to a previous residential burglary.

Four days after the shooting, Zeke De’Jwaun Powell, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

At a July news conference announcing Powell's arrest, Anthony’s mother, Jada Ferrell, along with other family members asked the community for help in finding the second person involved.

"On Sunday morning, my world came crashing down when my son’s life was taken away not just from me, but from all the people that loved him," said a tearful Ferrell at the time.

On Wednesday, police said Alexander and Powell are brothers and they used to live across the street from Holley.

According to Alexander's police report, the brothers believed Holley was responsible for breaking into their apartment and stealing a PlayStation.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff