SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office authorized charges Thursday against a 17-year-old accused of shooting his sibling while hunting earlier this week.
The teen faces careless discharge of a firearm causing injury charges for the incident that happened on the evening of Dec. 13, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were called about 6 p.m. to a Solon Township home and learned that a 12-year-old boy had gone into the wooded area to call his sibling in for dinner.
He was shot when the 17-year-old mistook the boy for a deer and shot him with a rifle, deputies said.
The 12-year-old was taken to a local hospital, where authorities described his condition as stable as of Thursday morning.
This case will be held in juvenile court.
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