Police said the teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with false reporting and being a juvenile in possession of a handgun.
Police responded to an apartment in the Carver neighborhood around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. The 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
In a news release Thursday, police said evidence from the investigation showed that the boy was not wounded in the way he originally told police.
The boy was issued a citation Thursday to appear in Johnson City Juvenile Court and released to his legal custodian.