Detroit teen charged in 2-year-old brother's non-fatal shooting

A 16-year-old Detroit boy has been charged in connection with the shooting of his 2-year-old brother.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office said in a release that a 2-year-old boy found a handgun in the home and shot himself about 2:50 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 440 block of Alameda in the city.

The teen, whose name was not released by Worthy's office, is charged with one count of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury. 

When Detroit police officers arrived they found the 2-year-old in the home with graze wounds to the head and left arm, Worthy's office said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

It is illegal in Michigan for anyone under the age of 18 to possess a handgun.

A preliminary hearing for the teen was held Friday and Wayne County Juvenile Court Referee Leslie Graves remanded the teen to the county's juvenile detention facility. His pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on May 11  before Judge Frank Szymanski at the Lincoln Hall of Justice

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