Federal Way gun owner charged after 8-year-old shoots 9-year-old brother in head


Charges were filed against a Federal Way man accused of leaving a gun on his bed, where it was found by his two younger brothers, and one boy shot the other boy in the head.

LeAnthony J. Todd, 18, was charged on Nov. 15 with first-degree community endangerment due to unsafe firearm storage.

On May 19, Todd left his Glock 23 on his bed while he went to take a shower at the Kitts Corner Apartments on 336th Street, according to charging documents.

His two younger brothers, ages 8 and 9, found the pistol and “took turns pulling the trigger at each other, resulting in the 9-year-old brother being shot in the head,” court documents said.

Though the 9-year-old boy was critically hurt, he survived his injuries.

Documents said that after the shooting, the 8-year-old told his mother that his 9-year-old brother had been handling the gun first, pointing it at him and pulling the trigger, but nothing happened. The 8-year-old said he then took the gun, and “took it out and put it back in,” likely…

This story appeared first on yahoo.com, 2022-11-25.
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