Police also said a 30-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with this case. Detectives are working on submitting a warrant request for charges to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Detroit Police Chief James White said the gun belonged to a relative who was visiting the home.
“The mom of the child had a guest over who is a relative of the family,” Detroit Police Chief James White said Friday night. “The relative takes her jacket off with the weapon inside and lays the jacket down. They both go into the other room, when they hear the gun go off and, sadly, the baby is struck.”
Watch the report from Friday night in the video player above.