Oklahoma teen accused of killing 10-year-old with crossbow

LINCOLN COUNTY, Oklahoma (KFOR) -- Officials have released more information on tragic crossbow incident that left a 10-year-old Oklahoma boy dead and an 8-year-old boy injured.

Just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 21st, deputies were called to a Lincoln County home  in reference to two young boys being shot with a crossbow.

When officials arrived, they found a 10-year-old boy, identified as Austin Almanza, dead at the scene.

An 8-year-old boy, identified as Ayden Almanza, was injured by the crossbow.  Officials say the crossbow was still in the 8-year-old’s arm when they arrived on scene.

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Authorities learned that both victims were shot with a crossbow, using a broad head arrow.

Officials said a 13-year-old boy, not related to the victims, fired the crossbow, first striking the 10-year-old.

The arrow then traveled through the 10-year-old’s body, and hit the 8-year-old’s arm.

The 8-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital to be treated for his non-life-threatening injury.

The 13-year-old boy is in custody.  He is being held at a juvenile detention center out of the county, officials said.

At this time, authorities are not identifying the 13-year-old suspect.

Officials said they are investigating the 10-year-old’s death as a homicide.

A YouCaring page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.

No other information has been released at this time.

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