Woman Arrested After 10 Year Old Finds Gun Inside Home And Fatally Shoots His 12 Year Old Brother


St. Louis police are investigating after a 10 year old found a gun inside the home and accidentally shot and killed his 12 year old brother.

Officers were called Tuesday around 8 p.m. to a residence on the 5600 block of Summit Place regarding a child being shot.

When they arrived they found 12 year old Lafrance Johnson unresponsive from a gunshot wound too to the face. Emergency crews arrived and pronounced Johnson dead at the scene.

According to reports, a parent was home with the children getting a haircut in another room when the 10 year old found the gun.

A 36 year old woman told officers the gun was hers and she was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child resulting in death.



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