Man arrested after 3-year-old finds gun, kills himself in DeKalb, police say

Jordan is accused of inflicting the kid’s dying by “not correctly storing his loaded firearm, which the kid picked up after which discharged,” in response to arrest warrants obtained Monday. Police haven’t mentioned if he’s the kid’s father.

Jordan was booked into the DeKalb jail early Sunday on fees of homicide within the second diploma and cruelty to kids within the second diploma, on-line data present.

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A 2022 report by The Atlanta Journal-Structure discovered that when kids uncover a loaded gun and injure themselves or another person, the costs can fluctuate — if the gun’s proprietor is charged in any respect.

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On Sept. 4, DeKalb officers responded to a capturing name at a Texaco alongside Rock Chapel Street and located a 7-year-old boy already lifeless with a gunshot wound to the pinnacle, police mentioned. The boy’s 6-year-old brother additionally was within the automotive on the time. Their father, 42-year-old Dante Daugherty, was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide and two counts of second-degree cruelty to kids.

The subsequent day, a 1-year-old boy, Royal Clark, died after capturing himself at a Cobb County dwelling, police mentioned. The boy’s father, Conrad Carrington Clark, was arrested after Royal Clark discovered the loaded gun of their household dwelling and shot himself within the head. The daddy was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a felon, in response to his arrest warrant.

An investigation into Saturday’s capturing is ongoing.


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