OAKLAND PARK (CBS4) – The stepfather of two Oakland Park children was arrested after a 13 year old boy allegedly got a hold of his gun and shot his little sister.
Hary Charles, 27, is charged with culpable negligence for allegedly leaving a gun and ammunition in a place accessible to children.
The incident happened on May 4th while the teen and his 6 year old sister were alone in the home on the 5000 block NW 2nd Terrace.
According to the arrest report, the teen told detectives he accidentally shot his sister. After police recreated the shooting during the investigation and providing an alternate theory, the teen admitted that he lied and confessed to playing “cops and robbers” with his sister when he went into his stepfather’s nightstand and grabbed the gun. The teen reportedly told detectives he stood over his sister and fired the gun, striking the girl in the chest.
The report states the boy ran to a neighbor’s home for help. The neighbor called 911 after seeing the injuries to the girl
The girl was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition.
Charles is still behind bars on an immigration hold.