3-Year-Old Boy Shoots Dad’s Gun Into Neighbor’s House
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul father is charged with child endangerment after his 3-year-old son found the man's handgun and fired it into a neighbor's house.
Thirty-two-year-old Washington Yaj Yig Vue was charged Tuesday in Ramsey County.
The accidental shooting happened on January 17th. No one was hurt.
According to the complaint, Vue told police he was cleaning his handgun that evening when he left the loaded gun on his bed and went to get cleaning supplies.
Vue was in the basement when he heard gunfire. He ran back to the bedroom and found his son had picked up the gun and fired it into the wall.
A neighbor contacted police after finding a bullet hole in his siding.
Online court records do not list a defense attorney.