Police: Teen accidentally shoots, kills brother

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 21-year-old brother with a handgun that he believed to be unloaded when he pointed it at the man.

Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety Deputy Director Jon Johnston tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot in an email that the younger brother went into his brother’s room Saturday night and reportedly asked “Do you feel lucky?” before pulling the trigger.

Names of those involved haven’t been released. Johnston says their parents were at the grocery store at the time and the brothers were the only people home. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene in Jackson County’s Blackman Township.

Johnston says this is “clearly tragic situation for the family” and police will “complete an in-depth investigation to determine what actions are appropriate from there.”

The younger brother called 911 after the shooting. Johnston says investigators are working to determine who owned the gun, but it didn’t belong to either parent or the brother who was killed.

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Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot

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