Detroit man charged in shooting death of 16-year-old brother - WNEM TV 5

Detroit man charged in shooting death of 16-year-old brother

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Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Detroit man in the shooting death of his younger brother while playing with a handgun at their home.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Aavaire Johnson on Thursday with manslaughter, aiming without malice, careless discharge of a weapon and felony firearm.

Johnson's brother, 16-year-old Shawn Johnson, died early Wednesday. The prosecutor's office says the defendant "was playing with his brother" when he pointed a handgun that discharged.

Shawn Johnson was pronounced dead at a hospital where he was taken by emergency personnel who responded to a call just before 2 a.m.

Formal arraignment of the older brother is expected Thursday afternoon.

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