Boy, 11, Charged in Fatal Shooting of 3-Year-Old

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An 11-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Monday in Detroit, NBC affiliate WDIV reports. Local prosecutors say it's rare for a suspect so young to be charged, according to NBC News

The suspect, who has not been named, was charged as a juvenile with manslaughter (death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice) and for possessing a felony firearm. 

The victim, identified by his family as Elijah Walker, was shot in the face and died instantly, WDIV said.

A GoFundMe account was set up for the victim to help cover funeral costs. It had raised more than $3,000 by Thursday afternoon.

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