Two people have been charged after their 13-year-old son accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old cousin, the DA says.
The teenager was playing with his father’s gun.
Latria Johnson, 28, and her boyfriend, Lindsay Williams, 27, were charged with murder counts of criminal negligence. came. General Amy Werich.
A statement said they were charged with reckless endangerment.
Williams was additionally charged with resisting official arrest at the murder scene, according to the statement.
Police said the shooting took place at the Canterbury Woods apartments in the Cordova area, where the boys were left alone while their mother was shopping.
Police said the teenager picked up his father’s pistol stuffed in a bedroom and said he pushed the trigger by mistake.
A bullet hit the face of Xavier Jackson, killing him.
Investigators said the gun was left unlocked where children could access it, according to a statement.