Charges dropped against Fayette Co. man accused of shooting 12-year-old brother

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - Charges have been dropped against a Fayette County man charged in the shooting of his 12-year-old brother.

David Brooks faced several charges including assault, but at a hearing Tuesday morning the charges were withdrawn.

Brooks said he was taking a gun out of his pocket in Uniontown last September when it fired and hit his brother Timothy.

The boy broke his hand and a bullet struck his stomach.

Brooks is expected to be released Tuesday afternoon.