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15-year-old charged in connection to fatal shooting of 11-year-old at Cleveland birthday party

Posted: 3:25 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 15:25:59-05
Tyshaun Taylor

CLEVELAND — A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection to 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.

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

The teen 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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