Teen charged in death of younger brother

April 18, 2008 5:57:29 PM PDT
A 16-year-old Philadelphia boy is charged in the shooting death of his 12-year-old brother. Police initially thought the boys were playing with a gun and the younger brother accidentally shot himself March 9. But police Lt. Frank Vanore says an autopsy showed a gunshot wound that couldn't be self-inflicted. He says police still believe the shooting was an accident, but it is now ruled to be a homicide.

The older brother was released Thursday after posting bail.

Police did not release his name because of his age.


Load Comments