SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS Detroit/AP) — A Michigan teenager who told investigators that he mistook his brother for a deer when he shot him has been charged with a gun crime, authorities said Thursday.
According to the Kent County sheriff’s office, the 17-year-old faces a charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury, the Kent County sheriff’s office said. The case will be handled in juvenile court.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
Authorities said the teen was hunting from a tree stand Monday in Solon Township when he shot his 12-year-old sibling with a rifle. The younger brother was calling him in for dinner.READ MORE: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
The teen thought he was shooting at a deer, deputies said.
The 12-year-old is in stable condition.MORE NEWS: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
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