Friday, October 31, 2014

Dad charged in shooting of 6-year-old son (Detroit, Michigan)

Dad is identified as DECOVIER ENGLISH.

Father charged after non-fatal shooting of 6-year-old son

Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:56 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 4:45 PM EDT

By Staff

DETROIT (WJBK) - Prosecutors have charged a father in connection with the non-fatal shooting of his 6-year-old son.

The boy was shot in the wrist Wednesday night at a home in the 18400 block of Algonac on Detroit's east side.

Authorities say the gun belonged to the father, Decovier English, and was located in an upstairs bedroom.

The child was taken to the hospital and has been treated for the wound. English, 31, was arrested at the hospital without incident.

The father has been charged with Child Abuse Second Degree, Child Abuse Fourth Degree and Careless Discharge of a Weapon Causing Injury or Death.

English was arraigned Thursday and given a $10,000/10 percent bond. His preliminary examination will be held at 36th District Court at 1:30 a.m. November 13.

This is the second time this week a Detroit child has been shot. Tuesday, a 4-year-old boy shot himself in the leg after police say he got a hold of his mother's gun while she was sleeping.