By DeJanay Booth

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS Detroit/AP) — A Michigan teenager who told investigators that he mistook his brother for a deer when he shot him has been charged with a gun crime, authorities said Thursday.

According to the Kent County sheriff’s office, the 17-year-old faces a charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury, the Kent County sheriff’s office said. The case will be handled in juvenile court.

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Authorities said the teen was hunting from a tree stand Monday in Solon Township when he shot his 12-year-old sibling with a rifle. The younger brother was calling him in for dinner.

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The teen thought he was shooting at a deer, deputies said.

The 12-year-old is in stable condition.

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