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Police believe 10-year-old boy is suspected shooter in death of toddler, warrant issued for boy's mother

Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 08:57:48-04

CLEVELAND — The suspected shooter in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old on April 20 in Cleveland is believed to be a 10-year-old boy.

A warrant has been issued for the mother of the 10-year-old boy, 31-year-old Brittney Nicole McTier, for obstruction and endangerment, according to police.

The shooting happened in the 14200 block of Rexwood Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Saturday.

When police arrived, they found 1-year-old Isaiah Martin with a gunshot wound. The child was transported to a nearby hospital and later died.

Authorities say the incident is believed to be an accidental shooting. The 10-year-old has not been charged with a crime, police said.

Robert West Senior, who lives a few houses away, said that when the ambulance came, the baby was lifeless.

West says most of the time the 14000 block of Rexwood Avenue in Cleveland is just fine, but tells News 5 the house where the 1-year-old was shot is a nuisance, folks coming in and out at all hours.

"If you lived in this neighborhood you'll know where all the drama comes from," said West.

West says the 10-year-old who police say pulled the trigger, lives at the home.

When West learned authorities have a warrant out for the 10-year-old mom's arrest he says she's the one person he hasn't seen back around the neighborhood.

"We haven't seen her since Saturday when she showed up when the incident happened," he said.

No additional information has been released.

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