MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – 26-year-old Menasha faces charges after investigators said he left a gun on a kitchen table and was grabbed by a 3-year-old boy and had been shot and killed.
The incident happened on Saturday May 8 around the 31st and Michigan.
According to a criminal complaint, Devon Armor attended a funeral in Milwaukee and then went with another man to a house near 31 and Michigan to visit his family.
Several children were at the residence at the time, investigators said, including a 14-year-old, the 3-year-old victim and her 12-year-old brother.
The complaint says the 3-year-old was sitting at a table when he grabbed a gun, also lying on the table, and committed suicide.
Investigators say Armor grabbed the gun and fled the house.
Faced with witness statements, officials say Armor admitted to purchasing the 9mm pistol four days before the shooting and leaving the gun on the kitchen table, despite knowing that children were in the area. inside the residence. Armor also admitted to having fled the scene and taken the weapon.
Armor was charged with the following:
- Second degree reckless homicide
- Possession of a firearm by a criminal
- Breaking deposit