INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have filed two neglect charges against a 27-year-old Indianapolis man whose 5-year-old son fatally shot a 9-year-old playmate.
Police say Mykah Jackson was killed Monday night when a gun he and his friend were playing with accidentally fired and struck the child in the face. They say the boys found the unsecured gun at an apartment complex on the city's north side. A relative took the child to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
WRTV-TV reports that court documents say the man told detectives the gun was sitting on his dresser under a pile of clothing when the boys found it. He said he had intended to move it out of reach but had forgotten.