Child Looking For Clothes In Drawer Accidentally Shoots Man In Neck
APPLE VALLEY (AP) — Authorities say a child looking for clothes in a drawer at a San Bernardino County home found a loaded gun and fired, hitting a man in the neck.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Randy Gwaltney tells the Victorville Daily Press that the victim was lying on a couch in another room at the home in Apple Valley. He says the bullet went through the wall of a closet and into the couch striking the man in the back of the neck on Wednesday.
Gwaltney says the gun was fired twice.
The unidentified man was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.
Authorities say 21-year-old Jayquan Crittendon was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and negligent storage of a firearm.
The relationship between Crittendon and the child is unclear.
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