Zanesville Police Identify Fatally Injured Child

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Monday, July 29, 2002 - 12:44 PM
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Zanesville police today identified the 9-year-old boy shot to death Sunday night off Maple Avenue. Chief Eric Lambes says the victim is Michael Derwacter of Blue Rock. The shooting incident happened around 8:00 p.m. in an alley between Sheridan Street and Forest Avenue. It's thought to have been a stray bullet from someone practicing shooting. Police have one man in custody, but he's being held on an unrelated charge. His name is not being released and he is not an official suspect. The case remains under investigation.

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