KALISPELL - A 10-year-old Marion boy who was charged with shooting a 7-year-old girl in the stomach last summer will remain under Youth Court supervision until he is 18.
Devon N. Brown was designated a youth in need of intervention and placed on probation during a District Court hearing Thursday.
Prosecutors sought the designation after a criminal- endangerment charge was dropped because a psychologist determined that Brown was not competent to fully
understand the charge against him or assist in his
As a condition of his probation, Brown is not to use, possess or have access to any form of weapon.
Investigators believe Brown was firing a .22-caliber rifle outside a Marion home on June 8 when a bullet hit Kayla Oswald in the stomach. She suffered serious internal injuries, underwent several surgeries and spent nearly a month in the hospital.