Clearwater police investigating shooting death of 10-year-old boy at apartment complex

Appears to be self-inflicted
Posted at 9:38 AM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 16:39:04-05

UPDATE: Police believe that the boy fired the lone gunshot this morning in what appears to be a self-inflicted gun death.


Clearwater police are investigating the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy at the Lindru Garden Apartments on South Lincoln Avenue. 

Ian Sevostjanov was pronounced dead inside a bottom-floor apartment. 

The call came in at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

He was at home with his mother, Olga Grusetskaja, at the time of the shooting. 

The Chief of police held a news conference on Thursday morning to update the investigation. The Chief says it is too early to determine if the shooting was criminal, negligent or self-inflicted.  

Ian was a fifth-grade student at Belleair Elementary School.