Police recommended CPS remove kids from Detroit home where 3-year-old shot self in face

By Jermont Terry - Reporter , Amber Ainsworth

DETROIT - Police who responded to a Detroit apartment on a November domestic violence call recommended that Child Protective Services remove children who lived at the home, a month before a 3-year-old boy shot himself in the face while playing with a loaded gun.

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Police said Kyeri Boyd was playing with a gun that belonged to his mother's boyfriend when he fatally shot himself in the face Wednesday night.

Police had been called to the home in the 11700 block of Rossiter Street numerous times in the past for domestic violence. Last month, police responded to a call that the boyfriend, 22, had allegedly beaten his girlfriend. He was accused of forcibly strangling her and throwing her "against a large glass window, causing it to break."

Sources said the Kyeri and a 1-year-old witnessed the assault, but the woman refused to press charges on her boyfriend.

Police officers who responded to the call recommended that CPS open a case, but CPS never followed through. Sources said that the police even recommended that the children be removed from the home.

While the boyfriend could face charges for not securing the gun that Kyeri shot himself with, no one has been arrested or charged in the child's death and an investigation is ongoing.

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