Police in OH have arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of shooting his 11-year-old brother dead in what appears a deliberate attack.
The judge asked the 13-year-old if he understood the charges.
According to police in Streetsboro, Ohio, officers responded to Alden Drive Monday night at approximately 9:30 p.m. for reports of a juvenile that sustained a gunshot wound.
It appears the 11-year-old boy was shot in the back, according to police. Officers believe the elder brother shot the 11-year-old in a premeditated attack.
According to police, the gun was locked in a cabinet at another family member'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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It's not known at this time if the boy's case will remain in juvenile court or be bound over to adult court. He died at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. They did not offer a motive for the shooting.
Cleveland.com is not identifying the 11-year-old boy because doing so would indirectly identify his 13-year-old brother.
Investigators called the shooting "premeditated" and charged the 13-year-old brother with the juvenile equivalent of aggravated murder.
The 11-year-old boy was a fifth grade student at the Streetsboro City Schools, the district said in a brief statement.