Police: East Orange child shot, killed by older brother

The mother of two young boys is under arrest after officials say one of her sons shot and killed his younger brother with a gun

Itiyanah Spruill, 22, is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Itiyanah Spruill, 22, is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (6/27/16)

EAST ORANGE - The mother of two young boys is under arrest after officials say one of her sons shot and killed his younger brother with a gun that belonged to her.

Itiyanah Spruill, 22, is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials say Spruill’s 6-year-old son shot his 4-year-old brother Saturday morning in their home in East Orange.

The Essex County Prosecutor stressed that there was no threat to the community.

Spruill is currently being held on $310,000 bail. She is expected to make a first court appearance on Tuesday.

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