Elko County Jail
Ivan Lopez

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by his older brother in West Wendover Sunday night, according to police.

Ivan Lopez, 21, of West Wendover, was arrested for investigation of involuntary manslaughter.

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Emergency crews were called to a home in the 800 block of Ash Street just after 7 p.m. Police found a 15-year-old with a gunshot wound to his torso.

"Officers and medical personnel rendered aid, however the juvenile succumbed to his injuries on scene," said West Wendover Police Lt. Don Lininger. "Officers were initially told that Ivan had accidentally shot his brother."

The brother's name was not immediately released. Lopez fled the home after the shooting but returned to turn himself in after family members and officers contacted him on the phone, according to police.

Lopez was being held Monday in the Elko County Jail.