2-year-old fatally shot during domestic dispute

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a man shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute.

The child killed early Tuesday has been identified by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office as Derrice Alexander Jr. of Cleveland.

A Cleveland police spokesman says the father has been arrested and is in custody. The spokesman says the shooting occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday but could provide no details about the events that led to it.

The child died at a nearby hospital.

Television stations are reporting that the shooting occurred on Cleveland’s near west side.

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