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Arrest warrants issued for 2 teens sought in fatal shooting of 13-year-old in Cleveland Heights

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 11:11:29-04

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Update: The 14-year-old was arrested Aug. 14 by police. His name has been removed from this story.

Arrest warrants have been signed for a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of London Hill, 13, in Cleveland Heights on Monday.

According to Cleveland Heights police, Brylin Pickens, 16, and a 14-year-old, are charged with aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and improper discharge into a habitation.

On Aug. 9 at around 6:22 p.m., police responded to a home near Woodview and Noble roads for a shooting. When officers arrived, they found Hill shot in the neck and unresponsive. Hill was taken to the hospital and later died.

Police said Hill was sitting at a kitchen table when two bullets ripped through a house wall and hit him. Other occupants of the house reported hearing two shots.

"It is believed that the suspects targeted this residence and that it was not a random act," police said.

Currently, the Pickens isn't in custody. A reward from CrimeStoppers has been offered for his arrest. Anyone with information about the teen's whereabouts is asked to call at 216-252-7463. Tips can be anonymous.

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