A Mills man will avoid prison time after admitting he accidentally shot and killed his brother.

Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Gish was given a four-to-five year suspended prison sentence, with three years of probation, after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter.

According to Mills police, in September, Gish was at home with his brother Ryan, when the gun he was handling discharged.

An autopsy report says the bullet hit Ryan in the wrist, lung, liver and heart.

In an interview with investigators, Gish said he knew the gun was loaded at the time, but was not sure why he squeezed the trigger.

He also said that he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.

A judge has also ordered him to complete his GED and undergo counseling.