Crime

13-year-old shot in Santa Maria over weekend dies

Santa Maria teen shot by brother dies

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Santa Maria Police Department has confirmed that a 13-year-old teenage boy shot in the 600 block of West Polk Street over the weekend has died from his injuries.

Police have identified the teen as Leonardo Navarro, 13, of Santa Maria.

Neighbors told police they heard at least two shots Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died from a gunshot wound.

The victim's brother, Fernando Navarro, was arrested in connection with the shooting. He was booked into jail and faces criminal charges including: Shooting Firearm in Grossly Negligent Manner and Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited by Court Order.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Santa Maria Police Department.


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