Saturday, September 30, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Tragic Incident: 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Mother, Father to Face Charges




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A heartbreaking incident unfolded on Saturday evening as a 3-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun, fatally injuring his mother while they were seated in their car outside a Food 4 Less store in a Chicago suburb, Your Content has learned.

Authorities have announced that the father, Romell Watson, 23, will face charges related to the unlawful use of a weapon.

The distressing incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. while the family was inside their parked vehicle. The father occupied the driver’s seat, the mother sat beside him in the passenger seat, and their son was securely seated in a car seat in the back.

In a tragic turn of events, the young child somehow obtained access to the firearm and discharged it, striking his mother, identified as 22-year-old Daejah Bennett, in the neck.

Emergency services were immediately called, and Bennett was rushed to the hospital, but the injuries proved fatal, leading to her tragic passing.

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Following the incident, law enforcement took Watson into custody for questioning and subsequent investigation.

The Dolton Police Chief has confirmed that Watson will be charged with unlawful use of a weapon, marking a solemn turn of events for the grieving family.

As the investigation continues, this devastating incident serves as a reminder of the importance of gun safety and the need for responsible firearm storage, particularly when children are present , according to NBC5.

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