Teen arrested in death of 11-year-old New Brunswick boy

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Police in New Brunswick say an 11-year-old boy has died after injuries from an assault.

Cpl. Hans Ouellette said that on Nov. 3, RCMP received a report of an assault with a weapon outside of a home in Shippagan, N.B.

“When members arrived on scene, they found that an 11-year-old boy had been struck in the face with a kick scooter by a 15-year-old boy,” Ouellette said.

The younger boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He died two days later, on Nov. 5.

On Monday, RCMP arrested the 15-year-old boy in connection to the investigation.

He is set to be released from custody and return to court on Jan. 26.

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Ouellette told Global News that no charges have been laid to date, and the investigation is ongoing.

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