David Nathaniel Richardson
Local news reports
The grandfather of a 7-year-old boy was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter after his grandson died from injuries in an apparent accidental shooting, police said.
David Nathaniel Richardson, 52, of the 2100 block of Hyde Place, also was charged with misdemeanor failure to secure a firearm, according to warrants.
The incident happened at the Hyde Place apartment about 4:20 p.m., said Lt. Todd Joyce, a Fayetteville Police spokesman.
The residence is in the New Colony Place apartment complex off Owen Drive.
Policed identified the victim as Jaylean Richardson.
Police say Jaylean was in a bedroom with other children when he discovered the rifle, according to a news release. At the time of the incident, Richardson was in the home, the release said.
An adult told officers he heard a noise before the other boys alerted him that Jaylean was injured, Joyce said.
According to warrants, the boy was shot with a .22-caliber rifle.
Almost every day I post stories about kids who find guns and get hurt and killed. But in most of them no charges are ever brought. Is it not reasonable to conclude that a black man in North Carolina is prejudiced against?
The most disgraceful thing is the gun-rights fanatics will whine and cry about one-in-a-million anomalies in which one of theirs is roughly handled but they say nothing about this racist disparity in punishing irresponsible gun owners. In fact they deny it despite all the evidence.