Police have charged a woman with manslaughter after her 2-year-old son shot and killed her on Tuesday.
Police in Hueytown, Alabama, said in a statement Friday that on January 11, authorities responded to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and discovered that an infant was born. , Kyler Small, was shot. The child was taken to the hospital, where it was pronounced dead.
Police said that the initial investigation found that the child found the weapon of a family member and launched it outside. After investigating and gathering evidence, police say they have presented their case to local prosecutors, who have “identified enough possible causes to charge the child’s mother,” Krishana said. Danyell Small, 23, charged with manslaughter.
“Detectives have spoken to Small and we believe she intends to turn herself in shortly after this release,” said Hueytown. Police Department stated.
According to Alabama news station WBRC, Small turned himself in around 5:30 p.m. Friday and was released from prison about an hour later.
Birmingham criminal attorney Roger Appell, who was not involved in the case, told WBRC that alleging “the district attorney’s office is delivering a message here.”
“Listen, if you’re going to have guns in your house and you have kids, you better protect those kids from guns. If not, this is what’s going to happen to you,” Appell said.
According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization that advocates for gun control, each year in the US “18,000 children and young people are shot dead or injured and about 3 million are exposed to gun violence.”
The organization states that guns are “the leading cause of death for children and adolescents (ages 1 to 19) in the United States.”
According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information on mass shootings in the US, a country that saw 2,001 unintentional shootings last year. In 2020, that number is even higher, at 2,324, the database shows.
In a separate case in November, a 4-year-old boy in Texas accidentally shot himself and a 2 year old. Police said that after finding a handgun, the child fired a bullet through his own arm and also hitting the baby. Both children were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
That same month, police said a 2-year-old in St. Louis had a rifle in his hand and shoot my father. The St. Louis After the dispatch reported that the man, about 20 years old, was hit in the back and is presumed dead at the scene of the incident.
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