LIVERMORE, CA ? The Livermore Police Department is working to track down a man they say shot and killed a 16-year-old boy. Jorge Luis Tellez, 21, is wanted in connection with the shooting Monday around 9:25 p.m. at 985 E. Stanley Boulevard.

According to police, when officers responded to the incident they found the teen boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was immediately transported to a local hospital but died early Tuesday. School district officials confirmed that teenager attended high school in Livermore but his name has not yet been released.

According to police, their investigation revealed there was a verbal altercation between the victim and Tellez that resulted in the fatal shooting.

Tellez fled the scene and has not been found. LPD's SWAT team served a search warrant on his residence early Tuesday morning, and an arrest warrant has been obtained, according to police.

Tellez should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the LPD. If anyone sees him, they should call 911.

As news of the shooting spread throughout the community, Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. released a statement.

Dear LVJUSD Community:
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that we have been informed of the tragic and violent death of one of our high school students. No words can adequately express our deep anguish, shock, and outrage at this heartbreaking news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this young man's family, friends, and our entire school community. We are all understandably grieving. As always, during periods of crisis, the LVJUSD and our Livermore community will pull together and support each other. Our District website provides links to vetted resources for crisis and grief support. And even though it is summer break, our District has mobilized a crisis support team at LHS during summer school hours for both staff and students to access, who may be affected by this devastating loss. This is a somber reminder of just how precious life is, and we take this time to ask for your continued assistance and commitment to keeping our young people safe and sound, in our schools, as well as throughout our City.
Understandably, we cannot comment on, nor do we have any details about the circumstances surrounding this unspeakable tragedy, as it is under police investigation and jurisdiction. The Livermore Police Department has issued a statement and community safety advisory through its media channels. We thank our Livermore Police Department for its responsiveness, ongoing support, and partnership. Anyone who has any information or questions regarding this active investigation should contact the Livermore Police Department directly at (925) 371-4790.
Thank you for your continued support in this time of sorrow.
If you have any information regarding this shooting, call the Livermore Police Tip-Line at 925-371-4790. Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so. Those with information can also submit their tip to You and Blue Tip Line.