3-year-old shoots wanted murder suspect, leading to his arrest, Indiana cops say
A toddler shot two people in Indiana, including a murder suspect, according to local news reports, citing police.
The shooting occurred on the evening of May 18 in Lafayette after a 3-year-old child got ahold of a gun, police told WTHR.
The child fired one shot that struck two people, the outlet reported, citing officers.
One was the child’s mother, a 21-year-old from Gary, according to WISH, and the other was a 23-year-old man who was a friend of the mother.
Responding officers arrested the man, who was wanted on a murder charge in Illinois and had an active warrant on him, according to the outlet.
The injuries the pair had were not life-threatening, according to WXIN.
A spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for information from McClatchy News.
The incident was one of six shootings that occurred in the span of a week in Lafayette, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
Lafayette has a population of around 70,000 and is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
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