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7-year-old boy fatally stabbed, Haltom City police say

Police have not yet been able to determine a motive, officials said.
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Updated at 10 a.m. with additional information on the victim and suspect from police.

A 7-year-old boy died after he was stabbed multiple times on Saturday night, Haltom City police said.

Officers responded to the stabbing around 9:45 p.m. on the 4900 block of Orien Street, according to police. When they arrived, they found the boy and began immediate first-aid, officials said. 

He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, according to police. 

Police later identified him as Jacob Gabriel Brito.

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Officers at the scene found the alleged suspect in the incident, the boy's 20-year-old brother, at the nearby intersection of Katrine Street and Katrine Court, police said. He was later identified as Isidro Brito Bruno.

Brito Bruno was suffering at the time from a wound to his upper body police believe was self-inflicted. Police said he was taken into custody and provided first-aid before he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

He has since been booked into the Tarrant County jail, where he is currently being held on a capital murder charge in lieu of a $250,000 bond, police said. 

Police have not yet been able to determine a motive, officials said. An investigation remains ongoing.

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