A Chilton County man has been charged in the shooting death of his teen brother.
Thomas James Robinson, 21, is charged with manslaughter. Killed was 14-year-old Bryan Scarbrough.
Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon said the shooting happened at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on County Road 28.
The sheriff said Robinson was playing with the gun when it discharged, killing his younger brother. Bryan was pronounced dead on the scene.
Robinson is also charged first-degree sodomy of a child under the age of 12 and first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12. Shearon said the child sex charges are unrelated to the fatal shooting.
Chilton County High School released this statement on Facebook regarding Bryan’s death:
“Chilton County High School is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our student, Bryan Scarbrough. There are no words that can express to the family how sorry we are and we send our most sincere condolences. We are working with our partners in Chilton County to provide grief counseling to the staff and students who have been impacted emotionally by this tragedy, and we will do everything we can to assist the family in their time of need. I ask you to please keep them in your prayers.”