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Suspect Arrested In Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones Murder Case

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Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have arrested a suspect in the death of man reportedly shot over a pair of expensive headphones.

Police have charged 19-year-old Arkel Garcia with murder, robbery and related offenses. It was not immediately clear if Garcia has a lawyer.

Christian Massey died on Nov. 30 after police say a gunman demanded his new Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, which cost at least $200.

Massey refused and was shot several times. Officers who found the 21-year-old victim say he told them about the robbery attempt before dying at a hospital.

Monday’s arrest came the same day as Massey’s funeral in west Philadelphia.

Massey graduated last summer from Marple Newtown High School. Staff members say the special education student had been a beloved member of several sports teams.

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