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UPDATE: Teen arrested in Portage homicide

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UPDATE (WKOW) - Authorities identify the victim in the fatal Portage shooting as 21-year-old David Johnson of Pardeeville.

Portage Police Lt. Mark Hahn, says that 19-year-old Jordan Scott of Rio was arrested after the shooting and is jailed on the tentative charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Hahn says they were coworkers at the Portage Subway where the shooting took place.

Hahn says the men had a recent heated dispute at the workplace. Authorities say as Johnson arrived for work Thursday, Scott was waiting for him, confronted him, and opened fire.

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PORTAGE (WKOW) - Authorities say a victim was shot and killed behind businesses in a Portage strip mall Thursday morning.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting.

Columbus Police tell say the arrest happened in Columbus near the hospital there.

A Portage Police Detective, Dan Pionke, says officers responded to a parking lot behind a Subway on New Pinery Road around 9 a.m. Thursday after multiple reports of shots fired.

Pionke says workers at businesses in that area are witnesses to the shooting.

A source says the victim worked at the Subway.

Pionke declined to comment on what may have motivated the shooting.

Police will release more information later Thursday.

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