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Coroner identifies victim allegedly shot to death by 13-year-old in North Highlands

A man killed last week, allegedly by a 13-year-old boy, has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

The coroner’s website listed the victim as Draven Rafferty, 20, of Sacramento.

It is not clear what circumstances led to Rafferty’s death, but shouting and gunshots were heard before he was found on the ground by deputies responding to the 6800 block of Walerga Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rafferty died at the scene in North Highlands.

The teen, just a few days short of his 14th birthday, was booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter, robbery and three counts of attempted robbery, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Officials declined to release the boy’s name because he is a minor. Homicide detectives are investigating the death.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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