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16-year-old charged with murder for Canton homicide

Canton Police
Posted at 11:59 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 12:01:11-04

CANTON, Ohio — Police officers and members of an FBI task force arrested a teen Wednesday for a fatal shooting that happened last week in Canton.

The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, has been charged with murder and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, according to Canton police.

Police responded to 9th Street and Rowland Avenue NE on Aug. 20. for a report of shots fired.

Officers searched the area and found the victim in the 1200 block of Nelson Place lying near a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the department’s detective bureau at 330-489-3144.

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