Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Missouri Dad was Smoking Pot When 4-year-old shot his Baby Brother

Local news reports

The St. Louis County prosecutor has filed charges against a father after authorities say a 4-year-old shot his 3-year-old brother in the arm.
Larry Madison is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child as well a marijuana possession.  Authorities say Madison was smoking pot when the shooting happened.
Madison is accused of leaving a loaded gun in a closet that was easily accessible to the children.
Police say the brothers found the 12-gauge shot gun and were playing with the weapon when it fired one time.   Police received the call for help just after Noon on Easter Sunday.
Police say the children’s mother and father were home at the time of the shooting. The father was taken into custody.

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