Police: Boy, 10, kills himself in Clearwater apartment complex

A 10-year-old apparently shot himself on Thursday.

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- A 10-year-old boy has died in an apparent suicide, Clearwater Police reported Thursday afternoon.

Clearwater Police said Ian Sevostjanov, a fifth grade student at Belleair Elementary, fatally shot himself before 8:27 a.m. at the Lindru Gardens Apartments located at 711 South Lincoln Ave. The boy was discovered dead at the scene at a bottom-floor apartment.

According to the latest information from CPD, Sevostjanov was in trouble with his mother over a behavioral issue as he prepared to go to school Thursday morning. He was sent to a room which contained the firearm used in the self-inflicted shooting.

Detectives are investigating how the firearm was stored and how Sevostjanov was able to find it.

Stay with 10News for more from this developing story.

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