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Published July 02, 2012, 02:21 PM

2 Charged in MN Shooting That Killed 5-year-old

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two juveniles have been charged in a Minneapolis shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy who had been sleeping on his grandmother's couch.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two juveniles have been charged in a Minneapolis shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy who had been sleeping on his grandmother's couch.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder in the death of Nizzel George. A 15-year-old boy was also charged.

According to a criminal complaint, the 17-year-old told a witness that he fired at the house. The teenager said he was on the porch of a nearby house when it was shot at the night before, and he believed someone associated with the house where Nizzel was staying was responsible.

Nizzel's funeral was scheduled for Tuesday.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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