Dad charged after boy shoots himself
Detroit — A father was arraigned Thursday after his 6-year-old son shot himself in the right hand Wednesday night.
Decovier English, 31, was arraigned in 36th District Court on charges of second-degree child abuse, fourth-degree child abuse and careless discharge of a weapon causing injury or death, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's office.
According to police, the boy shot himself with an unsecure handgun and was driven by his parents to a hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover.
On Wednesday, police were called to a home in the 18400 block of Algonac at about 10:15 p.m. It was determined that the child had found a English's loaded handgun in an upstairs bedroom and had wounded himself in the area of the wrist. English was arrested at the hospital.
This is the second time within a week that a child has been injured by an unsecured handgun.
On Monday, a 4-year-old boy was wounded in the leg after he found his mother's .40 caliber handgun. The shooting occurred in the 6200 block of Minnock on the city's west side.
The boy was treated at Children's Hospital and is in stable condition. His 30-year-old mother — who was napping at the time
English was given a $10,000, 10 percent bond. He returns to 36th District Court Nov. 13 for a preliminary examination.
of the incident — is facing charges of second-degree child abuse.
Staff writer Candice Williams contributed.