ALPENA TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 17-year-old suspect from Alpena has been charged in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 8-year-old girl.
Michigan State Police say the suspect was arrested Wednesday shortly after he tried to abduct the victim from her backyard.
The victim was able to breakaway from the suspect.
Her 13-year-old brother witnessed the attempted abduction and shot the suspect in the head and chest with a slingshot before the suspect fled the scene.
Another family member saw the suspect fleeing from the scene and a description was provided to police who began looking for him.
The suspect had visible wounds from the slingshot and was taken into custody by police.
During an interview with detectives, police allege the suspect admitted that he planned on severely beating the child. »