Boston Boy Charged with Shooting Brother Arraigned
A 14-year-old Boston boy charged with fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother has been held on $50,000 bail.
Prosecutors say the boy, whose name has not been made public because of his age, was arraigned on delinquency charges of involuntary manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm Monday in Dorchester Juvenile Court, where proceedings are closed.
The boy’s lawyer, Michael Doolin, says his client is “very scared and very heartbroken.”
Police identified the 9-year-old Monday as Jan Marcos Pena.
Police were called to the boys’ home in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood at about 11:30 a.m. Friday and found the wounded boy. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The shooting is thought to be accidental.
Police are investigating how the boy got the gun and why the children weren’t in school. Their mother wasn’t home at the time.