11-year-old dies in Franklin Township shooting; investgiation continues

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FROM  STAFF  REPORTS
Kent — The Portage County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy Mar5ch 12 in a Franklin township home.
Ashton J. “A.J.” Nicholson, a student at Stanton Middle School in Kent, died after being shot by a relative in a home on Johnson Road while at home on a snow day.
Sheriff’s deputies responded at 11:30 a.m., where they found the boy dead after being shot with a handgun, according to the sheriff’s office.
No charges had been filed as of March 17, and officials did not release the name of the alleged relative, who was said to be 15 years old.
An autopsy was performed March 13, and Lt. Greg Johnson said a completed report is not expected for several weeks.
He said the case then will be handed over to the county prosecutor’s office for review.

 

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