Man charged after child shoots self in hand with stolen gun
Aug. 20, 2018
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a 5-year-old child suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand, leading to charges against an adult.
A Winston-Salem Police Department news release says officers came to the house Sunday afternoon.
The child was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.
Investigators seized a handgun and determined it was stolen.
The shooting led to charges of firearm possession by a felon, possessing a stolen firearm and failure to secure a firearm from a minor against Charles Derrick Parsons. Parsons was being held Monday in jail.
The public defender's office said it didn't have a record of him being assigned a lawyer yet on the charges. No phone listing for Parsons could be found in a public records search.