(CBS DETROIT) – A 30-year-old Detroit mother has been charged in connection with her 13-year-old son being shot by his 10-year-old cousin.
Brianna Williams has been charged with second degree child abuse and was arraigned in the 34th District Court. Williams was given a $2000 personal bond.READ MORE: State Farm, Arbor Day Foundation Announce Tree-Planting Collaboration
It happened March 9 at 12:30 p.m. when Detroit police responded to the report of a child being shot in the head in the 19400 block of Justine Street.
When police arrived, they found the 13-year-old had a gunshot wound to the right side of his forehead. He was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 8,867 New COVID-19 Cases, 74 Deaths Tuesday
It’s alleged his 10-year-old cousin found an unsecured handgun in the home, that belonged to a relative of Williams, and shot the 13-year-old in the head.
“This case came to our office on the same day as another child shooting case, as a result of unsafe storage of a weapon,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. “Way too many innocent, very young children have easy access to these deadly weapons and this situation usually ends up with a seriously injured or fatally wounded child. I do not understand why the adults cannot safely store their firearms.”
Williams is expected back in court on May 6.MORE NEWS: First MDOT Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup Of 2021 Begins April 17
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