HOUSTON (KIAH) — Police said late Tuesday that a teenager is now charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 12-year-old.

It happened late Monday night on Barberry near Scott in Sunnyside.

Kahlis Willis (Houston Police Department)

HPD said that Kahlis Willis, 18, has been charged with capital murder after further investigation into the case.

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday night after getting into a dispute with an 18-year-old man outside an apartment in south Houston.

Police were called to an apartment complex at 4111 Barberry Lane around 11 p.m. and found the 12-year-old, now identified as Freddrick Johnson, at the scene, shot multiple times.

The preliminary information from the scene was that the boy was walking with his friends from the corner store when he was confronted by the 18-year-old man, and the situation escalated and the man pulled out a gun and fired on the kids, hitting the boy.

The suspect fled the scene.

HPD Southeast Crime Suppression Team officers and deputies with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office took Willis into custody without incident on Tuesday.