Charges dropped against father of 11-year-old in 3-year-old Detroit boy's shooting death

DETROIT - Charges against the father of an 11-year-old boy accused of killing a 3-year-old boy with a handgun in August have been dropped.

Curry Bryson was charged with several felonies including involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and altering a weapon identification mark. During Bryson's preliminary examination on Tuesday, Judge Ronald Giles dropped all the charges except weapons altering.

Prosecutors say Bryson knew his 11-year-old son had an unhealthy obsession with guns. They say just days prior to the shooting death of 3-year-old Elijah Walker last month, he was caught shooting a gun.

Investigators say Bryson told them he stored the two guns in his locked bedroom at his home in the 16000 of Eastwood Street in Detroit. Detectives say the boy found the unsecured handgun and shot Elijah once in the face.

Other adults were at the home at the time of shooting, but Bryson was not.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charged the boy as a juvenile with manslaughter.

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