Police say a male, of Detroit has been charged in the shooting death of his five-year-old son last winter, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
27-year-old Colby Vaughn Hardy was charged Monday in the 36th District Court on a one count each of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree child abuse and felony firearm, according to court documents.
Hardy’s bond was set for $10,000, police said.
Hardy’s 18-month-old nephew found an unsecured handgun in a home in the 2420 block of Sturtevant at about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 20th and fired it, striking his 5-year-old son in the face.
Hardy was home at the time, along with the boys, police said.
Medics rushed the child to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Hardy was arrested the same day.
Hardy was ordered by the judge to have no weapons and wear a GPS tether with full house confinement.
A probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 before 36th District Judge Kenneth King. A preliminary examination follows at 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 5.