LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Lakewood have arrested a man on child abuse resulting in death charges after a child allegedly shot and killed another child.

Police said a 3-year-old child shot and killed a 5-year-old child at about 9:45 a.m. Friday. Officers rushed to the 1600 block of Iris St. in Lakewood on reports of the shooting.

The 5-year-old had been shot in the chest and died at the hospital. Police investigating said the shooting appeared to be accidental.

The man is facing charges of child abuse resulting in death and criminal negligence. The man’s relation to the 3-year-old and 5-year-old child who was killed is unknown.

Comments (3)
  1. Linda Hall Houle says:

    How did this child get hold of a gun? Where were the parents when this all happened? I am glad that the dad got arrested. Child abuse..

  2. SJP says:

    I am friends with the family and this story is inaccurate. It is a horrible tragedy and facts should be checked before a story with ‘details’ is run

  3. Alice Hickman says:

    The “fact” is this: NEVER leave a loaded firearm where a child can access it!!! Gun safety is FIRST in our house, & EVERY firearm has a trigger lock on it when the gun is not being used!!! WHERE is the first rule of gun safety??

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