(CBS DETROIT) – Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a Detroit man in connection to the non-fatal shooting of his five-year-old son.

James Curtis Hill Jr. | Credit: Detroit Police Department

James Curtis Hill Jr., 53, has been charged with two counts of second-degree child abuse, one count of felon in possession, two counts of felony firearm, one count of possession of cocaine, and one count of possession of heroin.

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On Aug. 26 at approximately 1:40 p.m., in the 12970 block of Pelkey Street in Detroit, Curtis allegedly left his unsecured handgun in a place where his five-year-old son could reach it. The son picked up the handgun and shot himself on the right side of his head.

The boy was taken to a local hospital to be treated.

Hill was arraigned on Aug. 30 in the 36th District Court and given a $25,000 bond.

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If released on bond, he must wear a GPS tether.

The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for September 15, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for September 22, 2021.

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