Streetsboro City Schools release statement, police speak after 11-year-old was shot & killed by brother

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STREETSBORO, Ohio -- Streetsboro City Schools released a short statement this morning regarding a fifth-grader who was killed by his brother Monday night.

The 11-year-old was shot by his 13-year-old brother in "what appears to be a premeditated act," said police.

The 13-year-old has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder, police said. He was being held at the Portage County Juvenile Detention Center.

Lt. Patricia Wain says it's believed the 11-year-old was shot in the back.

She said grief counselors are being made available to police officers as well.

"Our hearts go out to the family members," she said. "It's going to be hard for everyone to deal with."

Police were called to a house on Alden Drive around 9:30 p.m. Monday for a report that a juvenile had been shot. The boy was rushed to UH Ravenna where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said the 13-year-old used a handgun he stole from his grandfather's home. The gun was initially secured at the grandfather's home, Wain said.

Police said the names of the boys were not being released at this time. There is a third sibling, who was not home at the time of the shooting.

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