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.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch