Teenager shot and killed by juvenile in Toledo Saturday

This marks the 26th homicide of the year in Toledo.
Published: Sep. 2, 2023 at 4:17 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2023 at 4:18 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A teenager in Toledo was shot and killed Saturday morning, according to the Toledo Police Department.

TPD officers say they arrived on the scene on the 200 block of Langdon to find 18-year-old, Jaelynn Poturalski, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Poturalski was treated on scene, then transported to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead at 11:26 a.m. on Sept. 2.

TPD officers say the suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested at the scene, booked into the Juvenile Justice Center and charged with Murder.

According to an autopsy performed on Sept. 3 by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office, Poturalski’s cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the chest. Her manner of death was ruled as a homicide.

Officials with TPD ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (419) 255-1111.

This marks 26 homicides in the Toledo area in 2023, with it being the sixth homicide in a month-long span.

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