MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged in juvenile court in connection to his 16-year-old brother’s stabbing death.

Minnetonka police say they arrested the boy Sunday evening. He’s now in custody at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

On Saturday, officers arrived to an apartment complex located on the 11000 block of Fairview Road around 8:15 p.m. and found the teen with a severe stab wound to the chest. He was transported to North Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities believe the victim’s 12-year-old brother stabbed him with a kitchen knife. The victim’s mother and other family members were present at the time of the incident.

On the night of the incident, the 12-year-old was taken to the University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview for evaluation and later released to his family.

After more investigation, police arrested the boy.

The case will be handled in the juvenile court system, and because he’s a minor, no other information will be made public.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the name of the victim.


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