Police: 11-year-old boy killed in Georgia, 12-year-old boy charged with his murder

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Dec. 13 2021, Published 11:20 a.m. ET

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An 11-year-old boy was shot to death in Georgia and now police say a 12-year-old was taken into custody in connection to the murder.

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Around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, the Clayton County Police Department said a shooting occurred in Riverdale, Georgia.

Once at the scene, officers said they found two juveniles — the shooting victim, who was 11 years old, and a suspect, who is 12 years old. The 11-year-old died from his injuries at the scene, police said.

The names of both the suspect and the victim have not been released.

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Officials said the 12-year-old was arrested and has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm under 18 and first-degree cruelty to children.

Newsweek reported the investigation is ongoing and no other information was released in time for this report. The shooting occurred about 13 miles south of Atlanta.


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