Girl, 4, kills his cousin, also 4, while grandfather was babysittingBy Mason White 3:47 PM January 20, 2014
|Jamel Witcher Jr.|
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A family was left devastated after their 4-year-old was killed by his 4-year-old cousin.
Police said that Jamel Witcher Jr., 4, died on Thursday, when his cousin, who is also 4-years-old, accidentally shot him with a gun she found under a bed.
It all began when grandfather Robert Richardson, 66, of Detroit, Michigan, was asked to babysit three young children, two 4-year-olds and a 5-year-old. The children were all playing in a room.
While playing in the room, the girl found a loaded rifle under the bed.
According to police, the girl then pointed the gun at her cousin’s chest and pulled the trigger.
Authorities were called to the home and the boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
It is unclear where the grandfather was at the time when the boy was fatally shot.
Patricia Johnson Richardson, 53, and her husband Robert Richardson, were arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and possession of a firearm.
Richardson, who was babysitting the children, was also charged with careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death.
May Jamel Witcher Jr. rest in peace.