Homicide

Prosecutors charge boy, 11, with manslaughter in shooting of 3-year-old outside Detroit home

An 11-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy at a home on Detroit's east side.

Prosecutors say the boy is charged with manslaughter — death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice and using a firearm during a felony. A hearing is scheduled Wednesday at a juvenile detention center.

Prosecutors say the older boy took a handgun from a bedroom closet at his father's home Monday and tossed it from a window into the backyard.

He later retrieved the gun and climbed into a car parked in the yard. The 3-year-old got into the car and was shot once in the face.

Police said Wednesday they are trying to determine if the boys are related.