Lansing man faces child abuse charge after boy shot in head

Associated Press

Lansing – A Lansing man has been charged with child abuse in connection with a shooting that left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

Lamarko Davion Joseph, 26, faces a second-degree child abuse charge and three felony weapons charges in the Dec. 3 shooting, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Lamarko Davion Joseph

Officers summoned to a Lansing home found that the boy had a gunshot wound to the head and was having trouble breathing. Lansing Police Public Information Director Robert Merritt said the boy remains in critical condition but is stable.

Joseph is in custody on an unrelated charge. He’s being held on $10,000 cash bond and it wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Joseph is due back in court for a probable cause conference on Dec. 26.