Young child killed on Royal Ave in Canton; death ruled homicide

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A young boy was killed Monday evening at a home in the 1600 block of Royal Ave NE in Canton.

Officials with the Stark County Coroner’s Office said a young boy was killed, but details of his death remain limited. The child’s death was ruled a homicide.

Witnesses told JMN the incident that led up to the young boy’s death were domestic related but police have not released any additional information about the incident.

A witness said the child was removed from the house and appeared to be “lifeless”.

The child was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This story is developing.