Delynn Matthew Sanders, 18, was charged with reckless use of firearm causing injury.
Police arrested a Des Moines man in the accidental shooting of a teen who arrived at a hospital emergency room Sunday morning and passed out, officials said.
Delynn Matthew Sanders, 18, was charged with reckless use of a firearm causing injury. He remains in the Polk County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
Sanders told detectives he accidentally shot the 16-year-old victim at his apartment in the 200 block of Franklin Avenue, apparently while mishandling a gun, said Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax. Investigators believe Sanders' story, Halifax said.
The victim arrived was dropped off at an emergency room around 9:50 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest. He fell unconscious before he could tell hospital staff what happened. A witness gave investigators the address where the shooting occurred, police reports show.
The gun Sanders had was legal for him to own and no weapons charges were filed.
The teen was in serious condition at the hospital Sunday.
That's a good one. No weapons charges were filed except reckless use of a firearm.