- further to our earlier report.
While the boy remains in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition, his relative, Marquis Rashad Abernathy of Midfield, is wanted on warrants for reckless endangerment and receiving stolen property. Police say he left on a bed the pistol that discharged. It was found by the boy who was shot and his 4-year-old female cousin, police said.
Brighton Police Department Lt. Ray Hubbart said the boy's mother, who is the girl's aunt, dropped by a relative's home to change a diaper. Abernathy wasn't there, but had spent the night there and left the handgun in a back bedroom.
As the mother chatted with a relative in the living room, the children went into the bedroom to prepare to change clothes. The adults heard a "pop" and the little girl ran out of the room. The boy's mother ran to the bedroom and called 911. The boy was rushed to the hospital and doctors determined a bullet had entered and exited his head, said Hubbart.
Well, I hate to point out the obvious, but a guy who looks like that just cannot leave a gun lying around without being held accountable for it, not in Alabama, anyway.
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