Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Chris Navarrette, 37(DOB: 6/12/78), of Detroit, in connection with the shooting of his 11-year-old son. On April 7, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the family home located in the 3900 block of W. Vernor, the 11-year-old came in contact with a gun that was left unsecured in a bedroom of the home and sustained a gunshot wound. The boy's father, who was the only adult living at the home, was at work at the time his son was shot. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries. Relatives have been contacted on behalf of the child. The defendant was arrested by the Detroit Police Department.
The defendant has been charged with Child Abuse Second Degree, Careless Use of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm.
The defendant was arraigned on arraigned on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in 34th District Court. The Probable Cause Hearing is scheduled for April 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.; and the Preliminary Examination is on April 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Deborah Langston in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $50,000 cash/surety/10% cash bond.
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