When police found a 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his chest, officials said his older brother told officers he found their father’s gun under his pillow.
MINNEAPOLIS – The state of Minnesota is now seeking a warrant for the arrest of a man after charges were filed in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot in an apartment building in Minneapolis last month .
According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, May 3, Brandon Lee Mayberry, 31, of Minneapolis, faces second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of his son, who died April 15.
Court documents say that on the day the boy died, Minneapolis police were called to a reported shooting at an apartment building and found a 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his chest. Officers also located the boy’s 12-year-old brother, who told officers he accidentally shot his brother after finding a gun under their father’s pillow in bed. The documents go on to say that the older brother and a neighbor then moved the 10-year-old boy from the apartment to the lobby of the building.
According to the criminal complaint, on April 18, the older brother told police he took the handgun into the living room, tripped over a dog water bowl, and dropped the gun. As he tried to grab the gun, he grabbed the handle and accidentally pulled the trigger, quickly realizing he had hit his brother.
When officers searched Mayberry’s apartment, court documents say they found the firearm that was fired, along with seven other firearms, some of which were loaded or had unsecured ammunition in the firearm. ‘apartment.
Mayberry is not in custody and the state is now seeking a warrant for his arrest.
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