Roberto Antwan Williams is alleged to have left a stolen handgun laying round, with a 5 year-old boy subsequently selecting it up and killing himself (Image: CBS Minnesota)
A 5 year-old boy discovered his mom’s buddy’s stolen gun, earlier than selecting it up and capturing himself lifeless, police say. The unnamed teenager is believed to have unintentionally killed himself at his dwelling within the Minneapolis suburb of St Cloud, on Friday afternoon.
Roberto Antwan Williams, 35, is believed to be the proprietor of the gun, regardless of having earlier felony convictions that ought to have barred him from doing so. Police say the boy was discovered lifeless and alone in a bed room subsequent to the handgun.
Williams reportedly returned dwelling with the boy’s mom shortly afterwards, and is alleged to have been seen selecting up the gun and bringing it outdoors. Surveillance footage reportedly captures him throwing two backpacks right into a bin outdoors.
A subsequent search of these trash cans recovered the luggage, which police say contained a rifle, handgun and medicines. The handgun believed to have been utilized by the boy to kill himself had been reported stolen from a property in Minneapolis on the finish of October.
Williams has now been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, and negligent storage of firearms. He has prior convictions for illegal firearm possession and theft.
The serial offender was awaiting trial on comparable fees on the time of the boy’s capturing, and had been attributable to stand trial in January 2021.
Williams made his first court docket look linked to the boy’s demise on Monday, and faces as much as 15 years behind bars if convicted over the teenager’s demise, CBS Minnesota reported.
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