Resident kills boy in break-in; 2nd suspect charged in death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 19-year-old suspect in a Cleveland home invasion has been jailed on a murder charge after his 16-year-old alleged accomplice was fatally shot by the homeowner.

The younger boy was shot in the head and the older teen was shot in the face and wounded during the confrontation Sunday night.

Police say the pair broke in through a back door, and the 68-year-old resident fired twice when they charged at him. He wasn’t hurt.

Police say the 16-year-old was found dead in the backyard. They say suspect Antwaun Williams Jr., of Cleveland, fled and was arrested at a hospital.

It wasn’t clear if Williams has an attorney.

In Ohio, a suspect can be charged with murder if an accomplice’s death results from the suspect committing a felony. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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