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15-year-old admits to shooting 11-year-old at birthday party in November

Tyshaun Taylor
Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 17:08:24-05

CLEVELAND — A 15-year-old boy has admitted to the charge he received in connection with the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Tyshaun Taylor at a birthday party in Cleveland.

The shooting occurred on Nov. 23 in the 1800 block of East 97th Street near Chester Avenue around 9:30 p.m., authorities said.

The resident of the apartment told police that she had allowed her 16-year-old son to host a birthday party. She said she had left to go to a nearby store when the shooting happened.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with reckless homicide, a third-degree felony, according to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

At a hearing on Thursday, the teen admitted to the charge.

On Jan. 7, the teen will appear at a dispositional hearing, which is the juvenile court equivalent of a sentencing, according to court officials.

He could face up to a three-year mandatory prison term and a one-year mandatory prison term for two separate firearm specifications.

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