Teen brother of 11-year-old fatally shot in Fitchburg found delinquent in her death

FITCHBURG, Wis. — The brother of an 11-year-old girl fatally shot in Fitchburg in September has been found delinquent — the equivalent of an adult being found guilty — on an amended charge in her death, Dane County’s juvenile court administrator said Thursday.

The 15-year-old appeared in court Tuesday and was found delinquent of injury by negligent use of a weapon, administrator John Bauman said. The child was initially charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the Sept. 28 shooting death of his sister. She later died at a hospital.

The 15-year-old was placed at home with “intensive community based supervision,” Bauman wrote in an email. He will also have to cooperate with therapy and other services his social worker recommends.

Days after the shooting, the teen’s parents said in a statement that the 15-year-old accidentally shot the girl but did not provide details as to how the shooting happened.