INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 27-year-old Indianapolis man whose 5-year-old son fatally shot a 9-year-old playmate has turned himself in to face neglect charges in the case.
Police say Mykah Jackson was killed June 26 when a gun he and his friend were playing with accidentally fired and struck Mykah in the face. Police say the boys found the unsecured gun at an apartment complex. A relative took the child to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the man is being held Thursday pending a court hearing, which is expected Friday.
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 forgot.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.