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Family, friends remember slain teenager

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Friends and family of slain Ashley Perez gathered in Southeast Austin Saturday evening to remember the 19-year-old shooting victim.

Perez died Wednesday morning, hours after being shot at a house on Govalle Lane in East Austin. Police say she had been arguing with the suspected shooter Javier Richard Rodriguez over a debt.

According to witnesses, both Perez and Rodriguez were armed.

Her family members acknowledged that Ashley had made some mistakes in her life, but said she was a great person on the inside.

Police are still looking for Rodriguez. He has been charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

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