Ohio boy, 13, charged with 'premeditated' killing of 11-year-old brother

The 13-year-old is accused of aggravated murder. Police are not saying what prompted the killing.
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STREETSBORO, Ohio — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."

Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.

Image: A 13-year old is facing murder charges after shooting his eleven year old brother in Streetsboro, Ohio on April 23, 2018.
A 13-year-old is facing murder charges after shooting his 11-year old brother in Streetsboro, Ohio, on Monday, police say.WKYC

Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court. Police say the gun used in the slaying was stolen from his grandfather's home.

Police have not said what prompted the teen to shoot his brother.

Streetsboro is roughly 30 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland.

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