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Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

WEST PALM BEACH — A 19-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a teenaged girl outside a nightclub early Friday.

UPDATE, FRI 4 AM: Investigators have charged Marcus Perry with first degree murder with a firearm in the drive-by shooting death of Amanda DeJesus, 17. Investigators said DeJesus died at the scene, outside El Toro Loco, located at 1999 S. Military Trail.

Perry told deputies he and four other men went to El Toro Loco to meet women. While at the club, they began arguing with other men. Perry told investigators it was one of his buddies who fired out of the SUV and into the crowd outside the club.

An eyewitness, however, picked Perry out of a line-up saying he was the man, they saw, holding the gun and firing at the crowd.

Investigators caught up with the car Marcus was riding in at the corner of 10th Avenue and Military Trail shortly after the shooting at 1:44 a.m.

Previously: A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in an early morning drive-by shooting outside Jimmy's Cafe in suburban West Palm Beach.

Investigators said Amanda Lee DeJesus died at the scene. A candlelight vigil is being organized and will be held Friday night at the cafe.

Sheriff's deputies are now interviewing a person of interest in the case. Deputies said they caught up with the shooter's car at the corner of 10th Avenue and Military Trail shortly after the shooting at 1:44 a.m.

Three suspects bailed out of the car and exchanged gunfire with deputies. Investigators said as many as five men were in the blue sport utility vehicle that drove by and shot at the crowd leaving the club at 1999 S. Military Trail.

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