Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Lawful Florida Gun Owner Finally Charged with Daughter's Death
Local news reports with video
The father of a 3 year-old Lake Worth girl that shot and killed herself is now criminally charged with her death.
The tragic story unfolded last month when investigators say Thomas Chambers’ three year-old daughter, Zuri, accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with his gun inside their Lake Worth home.
Deputies arrested Chambers this past weekend and charged him with aggravated manslaughter of a child.
No one answered the door at his home and a woman had no comment at his place of employment.
Court documents obtained Monday show the father told investigators that he left the loaded Kel-Tec 9 mm on the table while getting dressed for work so he would not forget it.
The father told investigators that his daughter shot herself while he got dressed for work in another room. The affidavit also revealed deputies found another loaded pistol adjacent to a play pen and a unloaded shotgun in a closet.
The information is redacted on the affidavit but mentions at least two incidents inside of the home with someone playing with a gun.
A judge released chambers on his own recognizance.