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Brother arrested after West Wendover teen dies from gunshot wound

Posted at 7:30 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 13:28:46-05

WEST WENDOVER, Utah - A teen's brother is in custody after a 15-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound in West Wendover overnight.

Officers found the teen who had been shot in the torso inside a home on the 800 block of Ash St.

21-year-old Ivan Lopez

Authorities tried to save the teen but he died at the scene.

Officers said they were originally told the teen's brother, 21-year-old Ivan Lopez, accidentally shot him.

As emergency crews arrived, Lopez left the scene.

Family members and police called Lopez, he returned to the home and turned himself in.

Other family members are cooperating with officers.

Lopez was booked into the Elko County Jail on involuntary manslaughter while West Wendover Police and the Elko County Sheriff's Department investigate.