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16-year-old boy dead after being accidentally shot in head; case ruled a homicide

Posted at 1:06 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 13:06:21-04

CLEVELAND — A 16-year-old boy has died after he was accidentally shot by another teen on May 12, according to Cleveland police.

Officers responded to 4100 block of East 143rd Street for a male shot and found a 16-year-old with a gunshot wound to his head.

The shooting was originally believed to be a suicide, but further investigation revealed the teen was shot by another juvenile.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner ruled it a homicide on May 20.

Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia, spokesperson for the Cleveland Police Department, said homicide detectives are reviewing the case with juvenile prosecutors.