Milwaukee, Wisconsin – A man from Wisconsin is facing criminal charges after he stole a gun and his son, 2 years old toddler, found the later and shoots himself in the head. The man is facing charges for neglecting a child and causing great bodily harm.
Citing police sources, WDJT reported that Smith’s girlfriend recalled peeking outside and seeing Smith’s car in front of her home. Moments later, Smith exited his car and exclaimed, “He found it, he found it!”
Police were called after the toddler was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee with a gunshot wound to the head .The boy was reportedly sitting in the backseat of Smith’s SUV when he discovered the .38 caliber gun. Smith said he was waiting for his girlfriend when he heard the gun discharge and realized his son had been shot.
Smith reportedly claimed that he had found the gun a few weeks earlier and was keeping it in the cargo department of his car. However, police said Smith had stolen the gun from the boyfriend of his son’s mother. Further, Smith’s girlfriend reportedly said that Smith routinely drove around with a gun on his lap.
Smith reportedly led officers to the gun involved in the shooting. The weapon — which was wrapped in a blue bandana and dumped in a garbage can — had a casing in the chamber and three cartridges in the magazine.
Authorities said it is unclear whether the toddler is expected to survive.