A 13-year-old Detroit boy has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl, authorities said.
The juvenile is charged with manslaughter – aimed with intent but without malice, and felony firearm in connection with the incident that happened in the early hours of Sunday, July 10, at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Riverfront Drive in Detroit.
Detroit police officers were dispatched around 4:11 a.m. for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, they found the victim in the apartment suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene.
It is alleged that a handgun was being passed around and the juvenile respondent pointed and fired the handgun, fatally wounding the victim. He then allegedly fled the scene.
The preliminary hearing was held Monday afternoon at the Lincoln Hall of Justice and his bond was set at $10,000 cash/surety. His pre-trial is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 before Judge Christopher Dingell.