DA Says Parents Won’t Be Charged After 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed Baby Brother At Home
Earlier this week, an 11-month-old baby was accidentally shot and killed by his two-year-old brother, according to a new report.
According to AL.com, the office of Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said that “there were no elements of probable cause to prompt criminal charges.”
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said that the gun involved was a handgun in the parents’ bedroom.
Battiste said that the mother was getting ready to leave when her two-year-old went up to his grandmother and told her his ears were ringing.
“She had gone out back to let her know that she was getting ready to leave the residence when we believe the 2-year-old came out and told his grandmother that his ears were ringing,” Battiste said Monday.
They found the baby and took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“Regardless of how this business plays out, as a parent to know that you possibly left a weapon where your child could be injured, you’ve got to live with that pain for a long time,” the chief told the paper.