UVALDE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 12-year-old boy was arrested and charged with capital murder Thursday in the shooting death of a local professional boxer in South Texas.

The shooting happened Wednesday evening in Ulvade, Texas. Police say a woman called 911 and said someone had broken into her home and that her boyfriend was shot.

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The victim, 24-year-old John Duane VanMeter, was transported by responding crews to a hospital where he later died.

The Uvalde Leader-News, a local newspaper, reports VanMeter’s girlfriend and two children were at the home at the time of the shooting.

A 12-year-old suspect was later arrested by Uvalde police and was taken to the Jourdanton Juvenile Detention Center. He is being held on a capital murder charge.

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According to the Uvalde Leader-News, VanMeter began his professional boxing career in August 2015. He had planned to participate in a competition in Beaumont on Feb. 23.

VanMeter was a member of the Tree City Boxing Club, which offered its condolences after the news broke of his death. The Uvalde Leader-News reports he was coached by his father, John VanMeter.

“We are at a loss for words. It’s a sad sad night, not just for Tree City Boxing, but for our entire community. Please keep the VanMeters in your prayers,” the club said.

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The club also said it would remain closed the rest of the week to remember the boxer and that it would reopen after his funeral.