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Boy, 13, fatally shot in Milwaukee; man, 75, arrested

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Milwaukee police say a 13-year-old boy died after he was shot on the street near his home on the city's south side.

Police say a 75-year-old neighbor confronted the teen on the street, pulled out a gun and shot the boy around 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Police arrested the man and recovered the weapon.

Police say the boy was unarmed.

Police are investigating whether there was a history of disagreements between the man and the boy. Police say preliminary indications are that Wisconsin's so-called Castle Doctrine, passed last year, does not apply in this case. The law presumes someone acts reasonably when they use deadly force against an unlawful intruder to their home, business or vehicle.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports police did not release any other information.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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