6-Year-Old Dead After Shooting In Little Rock; Aunt Charged

Nov 19, 2015

Little Rock police say a 6-year-old child has died and his aunt faces a manslaughter charge in his apparent accidental shooting.

Police spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan said the Wednesday afternoon shooting appears to be accidental, but police are still investigating.

According to a police report, officers responding to a reported shooting found a woman standing near a car outside a home, crying and standing over the boy. The child had a gunshot wound to his face, and a handgun was nearby. The child died at a hospital.

The woman told officers she, the boy and another child had recently arrived and the boy waited in the car while she and the other child went inside. She said she returned to find the boy, her nephew, lying in the back seat. McClanahan says the woman is charged with manslaughter.