- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Jackson County teenager has been arraigned in the accidental shooting death of his 20-year-old brother.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot (https://bit.ly/1zhgEgK ) reports that district court Judge Daniel Goostrey on Monday ordered the 16-year-old held without bond in the county youth center pending a Dec. 23 preliminary examination.

The teen is charged with open murder as an adult, but The Associated Press is not using his name because a judge could reduce the charge and send the case to juvenile court.

Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety Deputy Director Jon Johnston said in an email to the Jackson Citizen Patriot after the Dec. 6 shooting that the younger brother went into his brother’s room in their Blackman Township home and reportedly asked “Do you feel lucky?” before pulling the trigger.

Johnston has said their parents were at the grocery store at the time and the brothers were the only people home.

Jackson County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Kati Rezmierski’s told Goostrey Monday that the teen was in possession of four firearms at the time of the shooting.

The Associated Press left a message Monday seeking comment from the teen’s attorney.


Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, https://www.mlive.com/jackson

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