WEDNESDAY 5/12/2021 1:40 p.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 26-year-old man is charged in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy who unintentionally shot and killed himself in Milwaukee.
Authorities say Devon Armour, of Menasha, left a 9mm pistol on the kitchen table of a home he was visiting Saturday night where Cire Walker was able to get a hold of it.
The toddler died at the scene. Armour, who is a cousin to the victim’s mother, was charged Wednesday with second-degree reckless homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of bail jumping.
Police say Armour admitted to buying the gun four days before the shooting.
Armour had been charged March 31 in an armed robbery case in Waukesha County, where he was released on a $10,000 signature bond and prohibited from possessing firearms.
ORIGINAL: Three-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself, one arrested
MONDAY 5/10/2021 7:29 a.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy got a hold of a firearm and unintentionally shot and killed himself in Milwaukee.
The toddler died Saturday night after shooting himself about 10:30 p.m.
A 26-year-old man was arrested with criminal charges being referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days. The victim has not been identified.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
At least eight other children have been killed in Milwaukee shootings so far this year.