10-year-old found shot in Clearwater died of apparent suicide

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Clearwater police are investigating after a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed Thursday morning.

The shooting happened in the 700 block of S. Lincoln Avenue at the Lindru Garden Apartments. The boy, Ian Sevostjanov was home with his mother Olga Grusetskaja. His father and brother were not home at the time. clearwatershooting

The fifth-grade student at Belleair Elementary, was pronounced dead at the scene in a bottom-floor apartment.

Clearwater police detectives believe that Sevostjanov fired the lone gunshot in what appears to be a suicide.

Police said his mother was “addressing a behavioral issue” as he was preparing to go to school when he was sent to a room of the apartment.

Chief Daniel Slaughter said paramedics did all they could to save the boy.

“A tragedy in all respects,” Slaughter said.

He said police are looking at all angles at this point of the investigation.  Officers are still speaking with the family, who he says are in a great amount of distress.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the case, which will including looking at how the firearm was stored.


WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s