A 14-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree reckless homicide after accidentally fatally shooting a 9-year-old last month, authorities said.
The teen said he shot Harwinder Singh in the back seat of a car after finding a gun in the glove compartment when a man got out of the vehicle to enter a business, a criminal complaint said.
The shooting occurred July 24 in a strip mall parking lot, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday.
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A witness who knows the boys and the 43-year-old man in the car took the gun from the scene but later returned to give it to Milwaukee police, the complaint said.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree homicide in the fatal shooting of Harwinder Singh in a car in Wisconsin.
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The teen will be tried in juvenile court on charges that also include possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor and obstructing an officer.
The shooting happened three days before Singh’s 10th birthday.
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The relationship between the two boys, as well as their relationship with the man in the car wasn’t clear.