DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy who accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother while playing with a gun has been charged with reckless homicide.
The Dayton Daily News reports the toddler killed Monday afternoon at a home in Harrison Township was Jvonte (jay-VON-tay) Johnston. His brother had a denial plea entered on his behalf Tuesday during a juvenile court hearing.
Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer says Tuesday that Jvonte’s father, 34-year-old Jamahl (jah-MAL’) Evans, has been charged in federal court with being a felon in possession of a gun. Evans has appeared in court, telling a judge he wouldn’t be hiring his own attorney.
Plummer says investigators found two guns and marijuana prepared for sale inside Evans’ home.
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