Cleveland woman indicted for reckless homicide after 10-year-old fatally shot

Editor’s Note: Below is a previous report from 19 News about the shooting. Return for updates.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 1:46 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Court records obtained by 19 News revealed Monday a 33-year-old woman is charged for the deadly shooting of a 10-year-old boy.

Prosecutors indicted Brittany Barksdale, of Cleveland, for reckless homicide Friday in Cuyahoga County court.

Cayden Williams died June 6 after being shot a home on East 77th Street near Donald Avenue, according to Cleveland police.

Investigators said Williams was inside his bedroom when he was struck by gunfire.

According to police, a relative was handling a firearm and shot through the ceiling.

Barksdale is due in court on Oct. 4 for arraignment.