Thursday, March 27, 2014

Indiana Responsible Gun Owner Finally Charged in Boy's Death

Local news reports further to our earlier post in which we reported no charges yet.

The father of a Greensburg boy who died earlier this month in an accidental shooting at his home, will face two felony charges.

The Greensburg Daily News reports this morning that 34-year-old Jason Forshee was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Class A felony, and dangerous control of a child, a Class C felony.

13-year-old Craig Roberts was shot to death by a younger sibling on March 11 in their home. Police accuse Forshee of leaving an M4 rifle unattended while he was cleaning it, according to the newspaper. He told police that he had removed the magazine, but didn't realize there was a round still in the chamber. Forshee said he had left the room to talk with Craig's mother when he heard the shot.


  1. Please tell us, Mikeb, what harm was done by the time taken to investigate the tragedy before charging a suspect.

    What the hell difference does it make, other than helping to ensure that no innocent person is needlessly charged?

    1. In this case, no harm at all. But, the problem is that many times the charges never come even when there is an obviously responsible - or should I say irresponsible, person.

  2. I agree with the charges. I don't see that 2 weeks is an unreasonable time to make those charges.