14-year-old Detroit boy accused of shooting mother charged as juvenile


DETROIT – A 14-year-old Detroit boy accused of shooting his mother is being charged as a juvenile. 

The boy is charged with assault with intent to murder, felonious assault and minor in possession of firearm. If he is convicted, a judge can decide whether to sentence him as a juvenile or an adult, or do what the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office calls a blended juvenile and adult sentence. 

The shooting took place about 8 p.m. June 11 in the 15400 block of Wisconsin Street in Detroit. Police said the mother had disciplined the teen and he reacted by shooting her. The Prosecutor's Office says the teen also pointed the gun at his brother. 

The boy was arrested near the intersection of Meyers and Fenkell in northwest Detroit about 10 a.m. Friday. He was taken to a juvenile detention facility where he is being held. 

The mother was taken to a hospital with several gunshot wounds and has since been released. 

Latest: A preliminary hearing for the teen was held Thursday. His bond was set at $200,000 cash or surety. He is being held at the Juvenile Detention Facility. His next court date is scheduled for June 30.