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14-year-old arrested for 17-year-old brother's death in Kokomo

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Posted at 9:55 AM, May 01, 2022

KOKOMO — A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a preliminary murder charge after police say he shot and killed his brother.

Kokomo Police responded to the 200 block of Rainbow Circle around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. Jaylen Reed, 17, told police his 14-year-old brother shot him and ran from the area.

Reed was flown to an Indianapolis hospital but later died from his injuries, according to police. The Marion County Coroner's Office says Reed died from gunshot wounds.

The 14-year-old was found approximately one mile from the scene and arrested.

According to Indiana law, a judge can determine if children as young as 12 should be tried as adults for murder. Teenagers who are ages 16 or 17 and accused of murder are automatically tried as adults.

Anyone having additional information is asked to contact Detective Austin Bailey at 765-456-7280, at, or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017.  You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.