Redford couple charged in non-fatal shooting of son

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A Redford Township couple faces child abuse charges after their 10-year-old son shot himself with his mother’s gun, injuring himself, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

David Jaron Cleveland Sr., and LaTonya Renee Cleveland, both 29, are expected to be arraigned Thursday morning in 17th District Court on a charge of child abuse second degree and felony firearm.

According to the prosecutor’s office, around 5:14 p.m. Tuesday in the 15000 block of Winston a 10-year-old boy found his mother’s unsecured handgun while his father was out of the living room. The boy shot himself in the hand. He was treated at a hospital for his injury, officials said.

“These are tragic, preventable cases as I indicated in my press conference last week,” Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement Wednesday. “We all must come together on this issue of children getting access to unsecured, loaded guns. It is our job to try at every bend and turn to save children from themselves. Literally.”

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