(Hillsborough County Sheriff) Victim's uncle, 29-year-old Jeffrey D. Walker, was arrested late Tuesday and charged with culpable negligence.
The Daily News
A 3-year-old boy died after shooting himself with his uncle's gun in a Tampa apartment.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say the boy's uncle, 29-year-old Jeffrey D. Walker, was arrested late Tuesday and charged with culpable negligence.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter says Jadarrius Speights found the unsecured 9 mm handgun in a backpack in a bedroom he shared with his uncle. The child's parents - Jasmine Bell and Trentin Speights - were in the bedroom with the child when the gun went off.
Officials say Walker purchased the gun at a gun shop in the Tampa area and has a concealed weapons permit.
I suppose this is another of the one-in-a-million concealed carry permit holders who weren't really responsible.
The truth is, obtaining a permit to carry is so easy that many of the folks who have them are no more safe and responsible than other gun owners.
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