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Portage County Sheriff: Boy, 11, dies in Johnson Road shooting incident

by DAVE O'BRIEN | RECORD-COURIER REPORTER Published: March 12, 2014 5:47 PM

An 11-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday at a home on Johnson Road in Franklin Township, according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak.

The suspected shooter also is a juvenile, Doak said. He refused to release the names of the victim and the shooter because of their ages and the ongoing investigation, he said.

The incident took place at 695 Johnson Road, just north of Kent city limits, just before noon Wednesday.

Doak said deputies responded to the residence after getting a report that an 11-year-old boy had been shot.

The boy was dead when deputies arrived, he said. The juvenile who allegedly fired the gun is cooperating with investigators, Doak said.

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Doak's office is consulting with the Portage County Prosecutor's Office because of "some legal issues" in the case he said.

"It's nothing we're going to have resolved today," he said Wednesday.

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