Police: 13-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 14

May 30, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot near an Ohio school.

Columbus police say the younger boy was arrested Tuesday night in front of his attorney’s office.

He is being charged as a juvenile. The Associated Press doesn’t generally name juveniles charged with crimes.

Police have said they believe the teen who died, Jaykwon Sharp, had been in an argument with the shooter.

Jaykwon and a 14-year-old girl injured in the May 22 shooting were found on a sidewalk near Shady Lane Elementary School that evening. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis tells The Columbus Dispatch that officers are investigating whether anyone helped the suspect avoid arrest over the past week.

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