A 13-year-old boy allegedly shot by his brother inside a residence over the weekend has died from his injuries, Santa Maria police Lt. Paul Van Meel said Monday.
The boy, identified as Leonardo Navarro of Santa Maria, was shot Saturday in the 600 block of West Polk Street.
Personnel from the police and fire departments were dispatched to the scene shortly after noon.
The boy was taken by CalStar medical helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of a serious injury, police said.
Police later said the boy’s brother, Fernando Navarro, 19, had been arrested for suspicion of shooting a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited by court order.