Police: 14-year-old fatally shot; boy, 13, charged - WNEM TV 5

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

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Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old Detroit boy in the yard of a vacant east-side home.

Prosecutors say the younger boy was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, careless discharge causing death and using a firearm in commission of a felony in the death of 14-year-old Frederick Austin. Police say Austin was shot Tuesday night and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the teens and three other Detroit children were in a shed behind the home. Authorities allege that Austin had a handgun and the 13-year-old picked it up and discharged it.

The 13-year-old is expected to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon.

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

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