Criminal Law

Parents Charged After a 5-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed His 16-Month-Old Brother in Indiana

Police arrested and charged parents months after a 5-year-old boy shot and killed his toddler brother, officials in Indiana said Tuesday.

Deonta Jermaine Johnson, 27, and Shatia Tiara Welch, 24, of Lafayette were arrested on a slew of neglect and drug charges.

Johnson, who is the father of the toddler, not the older child, was home at the time of the deadly March 28 shooting. He was asleep on the couch when the 5-year-old boy got a hold of a handgun and fatally shot 16-month-old Isiah Johnson in the head, prosecutors said in court documents. Johnson repeatedly denied having a gun in the apartment before eventually saying Welch owned a handgun that was kept in the home.

Read the source article at CBS News

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