11-year-old accused of shooting, killing relative in Kokomo home

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Police at scene on November 29, 2017

KOKOMO, Ind. – An 11-year-old shot and killed a relative at a Kokomo home Wednesday, police say.

The shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 5200 block of Ojibway Drive. Officers were called to the address and found a man dead inside the home.

Kokomo police identified the deceased as 28-year-old Randall W. Rogers, who lived at the home. He died from a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Investigators said an 11-year-old relative fatally shot Rogers. The juvenile was detained at the Kinsey Youth Center on the juvenile equivalent of a voluntary manslaughter charge, police said.

The Kokomo Police Department and Howard County Coroner’s Office are investigating the case.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Michael Banush at (765) 456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017. Anonymous tips may be reported to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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