2 charged after boy, 5, shot himself in the abdomen

2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago September 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 Tuesday, September 20 2016 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:05:13 PM CDT in News
Source: AP

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people are facing child endangerment charges after a 5-year-old St. Louis boy shot himself in the abdomen.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Brittany Ciara Harris and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Demetrius Terron Dennis, were charged Friday. Harris is jailed on $10,000 bond. Dennis is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and is jailed on $40,000 bond.

Police say the boy found a loaded handgun owned by Dennis beneath a bed at the couple's home on Sept. 10 and shot himself. He suffered serious injuries but survived.

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