The Latest: Florida officials say boy killed himself

The Latest on the child shooting death in Florida (all times local):

3 p.m.:

Clearwater Police said a 10-year-old boy shot and killed himself after his mother "was addressing a behavioral issue" before school.

Police spokesman Rob Shaw said Thursday afternoon that Ian Sevostjanov's mother sent him to his room Thursday morning. According to a news release, the boy was sent to a room in his family's apartment, where he obtained the gun.

Ian, who was in fifth grade, died from a single gunshot.

Officials say they are investigating how the firearm was stored.


12:30 p.m:

Police have released the name of the 10-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Florida.

Clearwater Police said Thursday afternoon that Ian Sevostjanov, a fifth-grader at Belleair Elementary in Pinellas County, was killed.

His mother, 50-year-old Olga Grusetskaja, was home at the time. The boy's brother and father were not home, officials said.

Police chief Dan Slaughter said detectives are investigating whether the single shot that killed the boy was accidental, self-inflicted or criminal.


11:30 a.m.

Police in Florida are investigating the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Clearwater.

During a news conference, Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter said the boy was shot at an apartment complex in the city and that detectives are "looking at all potential angles: accidental, self-inflicted or criminal."

Police and emergency rescuers were called to an apartment shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Slaughter said paramedics tried to save the boy's life but he was pronounced dead in the apartment.

The chief said the handgun was owned by someone in the apartment. One shot was fired.

Slaughter also said detectives are interviewing family members, who are in distress. The boy's name has not yet been released.

The apartment complex is near downtown Clearwater, west of Tampa on the Gulf Coast.