Sanilac County Prosecutor James V. Young filed the charges Tuesday in the Nov. 23, 2013, death of Tyler Dunn. He was killed by a shot from a lever-action rifle at a home in Marlette Township, about 65 miles north of Detroit.
The names of the defendants weren't immediately released.
Young said the man is charged with possessing a firearm as a felon and with contributing to the delinquency of a child. The son is charged with careless discharge of a firearm causing death.
Authorities said there was no adult at the house when the shooting took place.