Man Kills Himself After Shooting Brother

11/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Police this morning are investigating the apparent suicide of a 28-year-old man who they said shot himself after accidentally shooting his 18-year-old brother in the head.

The brothers were in the 1300 block of West 71st Street at about midnight when the older brother tried to shoot a dog, but the bullet struck the younger man instead, police said.

The older brother -- identified as Brandon Thomas of the 14400 block of South Dearborn Street, Riverdale -- took off in a car and was stopped by police in the 7000 block of South Halsted Street.

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