Police: 11-year-old boy shot and killed in Ohio by his 13-year-old brother

Posted at 11:17 PM, Apr 23, 2018

An 11-year-old boy is dead after being shot by his brother Monday night in Streetsboro, Ohio, according to authorities.

Streetsboro police were called to Alden Drive just before 10 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Streetsboro Police Chief Darin Powers said an 11-year-old boy was shot by his 13-year-old brother in what "appears to be a premeditated act."

The weapon used was a handgun that the 13-year-old stole from his grandfather's home, according to police.

The police department said paramedics took the 11-year-old to University Hospital Portage Medical Center, where the victim was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound.

The 13-year-old brother was arrested and charged with aggravated murder and was taken to the Portage County Juvenile Detention Center.

It appears the 11-year-old boy was shot in the back, according to police.

Police are not releasing any names because they are juveniles.

Lieutenant Patricia Wain, of the Streetsboro Police Department, spoke to reporters on Tuesday about the fatal shooting.

"It doesn't happen here. It's traumatizing. A lot of our officers here have kids that age so to have to walk into that and see that and take that call, it's very difficult," Wain said.

Wain said because the investigation is still in its early stages, it's unclear what led up the shooting. Police said they believe the stolen gun from the grandfather's home was initially secured.

The Streetsboro School District released the following statement: