At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, it is alleged that a 13-year-old Detroit juvenile (DOB: 2/25/03) was with Frederick Austin, 14, of Detroit, and three other Detroit youths, in a shed behind a vacant home located in the 5300 block of Radnor Street in Detroit. The victim had a handgun and it is alleged that the 13-year-old picked up the gun discharging it, killing Austin.
The 13-year-old has been charged as a juvenile respondent with one count of: Involuntary Manslaughter, Carless Discharge Causing Death and Felony Firearm. Upon conviction he will be sentenced under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. Today he will have a preliminary hearing before Referee Nicholas Bobak in the Juvenile Detention Center located at 1326 St. Antoine at 1:30 p.m.
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