17-year-old Thornton boy held in connection with the killing of another 17-year-old male on Saturday

THORNTON, Colo. - Police say they've a taken a 17-year-old Thornton boy into custody in connection with the killing of another 17-year-old boy during a fight last weekend.

In a Monday news release, police did not identify the juvenile suspect or stated the crime he was being held on. Police are calling the killing a homicide.

Thornton police officers were called at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday to the 4200 block of East 100th Avenue on the report of a male with a serious injury to his throat, department spokesman Sgt. Matt Kandt said in the news release.

Officers learned there'd been a fight between juvenile males and a 17-year-old boy was seriously injured, Kandt said. The teen was later pronounced dead from his injuries. Police have not described the injuries to the boy's throat.

The other juvenile males involved in the fight fled the scene before officers arrived, police said.

The victim's name has not been released.

"The motive for the altercation is still being established in the course of the investigation, " Kandt said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Area Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.