Detroit police: 14-year-old fatally shot; boy, 13, charged

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 22:54:46-04

DETROIT (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in the yard of a vacant home on Detroit’s east side.

Prosecutors say the teenager was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, careless discharge causing death and using a firearm in commission of a felony in the death of Frederick Austin.

Frederick was shot Tuesday night.

Investigators say the teens and three others were playing in a shed. Authorities say Frederick had a handgun and the 13-year-old boy picked it up and fired it.

The 13-year-old appeared Wednesday in juvenile court and was ordered held on a $50,000 bond pending a June 22 pretrial hearing.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically name juveniles charged with crimes.

Police have not determined who owned the gun.