ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 17-year-old St. Louis man has been charged in his younger brother’s accidental shooting after initially telling police the victim was wounded in a drive-by.
Police say William Malik Pearson Jr. was playing with a handgun when he shot his brother in the leg Wednesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Pearson has been charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and making a false report.
The shooting happened as Pearson was loading a bullet into the gun’s chamber.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com