By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A young boy is in critical condition from gun injuries he suffered in his own home. The child, whose name and age have not been released to the press, was put to bed in his parents’ bedroom one night. During the night he apparently discovered his father’s loaded firearm in the night stand. The gun went off, piercing the child’s arm and his abdomen.
The child’s father is reported to be Jared Bledsoe, who joined the Las Vegas police department last year. The Abuse and Neglect Detail of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the incident. A report will be submitted to the Clark County district attorney, who is responsible for deciding if Bledsoe will be prosecuted or not. The police department Internal Affairs Division will review the case as well.
Nevada state law requires parents to securely store firearms. Like other Nevada parents involved in similar incidents, Bledsoe could be charged with felony child endangerment or felony child abuse and negligence. Read more details about the incident at Son of police officer critical after accidentally shooting himself.