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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In Streetsboro Slaying, 13-Year-Old Killed His 11-Year-Old Brother with Grandfather's Gun

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:02 AM

click to enlarge A semi-automatic pistol that carries the .357 Magnum cartridge. - WIKIPEDIA
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Monday night, a 13-year-old boy in Streetsboro shot and killed his 11-year-old brother with a handgun he'd stolen from his grandfather's home, according to police.

No motive has been ascribed in the killing, though Cleveland.com has now reported that the 13-year-old had behavioral problems and had attempted to hurt himself four days before the shooting.



Police arrived at the scene at about 9:30 p.m. A family friend had been babysitting. The 11-year-old was rushed by paramedics to University Hospitals Ravenna location, where he was pronounced dead.

The 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County juvenile court. The slaying is said to have been premeditated.

News Channel 5 has reported that Streetsboro Police said the gun was a .357 Magnum and that it had been locked in a cabinet in the grandfather's home.

"Police said the 13-year-old boy dismantled part of the locked cabinet when he couldn't find a key," News Channel 5 reported.

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