Janet Barber

Grove Sun

DELAWARE COUNTY – A Zena man accused of shooting his friend has been released after a bond reduction hearing today.

Michael Dean Brewer, 48, of Zena, was released from the Delaware County Jail Thursday afternoon after his bond of $1,000,000 was reduced to $52,000.

Brewer was arrested at 4:30 p.m. July 17 after he called the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department to tell them that he had shot a friend, Charlie Husong, Jr., during an argument at Husong’s home in Zena.

Husong was pronounced dead at the scene and his death has been officially ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office.

Brewer could be facing charges of first-degree murder.