DETROIT – A Detroit mother has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of her 13-year-old son who was shot by his 10-year-old cousin.
Brianna Williams, 30, is charged with second degree child abuse.
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According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, on March 9 at 12:30 p.m. police were sent to a home in the 19400 block of Justine Street in Detroit after a call was made about a child being shot in the head.
The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the right side of his forehead. He was sent to a local hospital for treatment and critically injured.
Allegedly, the 10-year-old found an unsecured handgun that belonged to a relative of the suspect and shot his cousin in the head.
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“This case came to our office on the same day as another child shooting case, as a result of unsafe storage of a weapon,“ said Wayne County Prosecutor, Kim Worthy.
“Way too many innocent, very young children have easy access to these deadly weapons and this situation usually ends up with a seriously injured or fatally wounded child. I do not understand why the adults cannot safely store their firearms.”
Williams is expected to be arraigned in the Romulus 34th District Court after 11 a.m. on Sunday.
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