DETROIT – Brianna Williams was charged with second-degree child abuse Sunday in connection with the nonfatal shooting of her 13-year-old son.
Police believe he had been shot by his 10-year-old cousin, who had found an unsecured handgun belonging to a relative.
According to authorities, it happened just after noon March 9. Police said officers were dispatched to a home in response to a child who had been shot in the head. He was rushed to a hospital to be treated.
Williams had been charged with second-degree child abuse and received a $2,000 personal bond. She is expected to return to court May 6.
Detroit police have a program for gun owners to receive free gun lock safety kits, no questions asked. They said it’s too easy to not get a kit and potentially save lives.
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