On March 9, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 19400 block of Justine Street in Detroit, in response to a call about a child shot in the head. Upon arrival, officers located the victim with a gunshot wound to the right side of his forehead. Medics arrived on scene and transported the child to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries. It is alleged that the 10-year-old found an unsecured handgun belonging to a relative of the defendant and shot his cousin in the head.
"This case came to our office on the same day as another child shooting case, as a result of unsafe storage of a weapon, "said Prosecutor Worthy. Way too many innocent, very young children have easy access to these deadly weapons and this situation usually ends up with a seriously injured or fatally wounded child. I do not understand why the adults cannot safely store their firearms."
Brianna Williams had been charged with Child Abuse Second Degree. * She was arraigned on March 28, 2021 in 34th District Court and received a $2000 personal bond. Her Probable Cause Conference is on May 6, 2021, a Preliminary Examination date has not been scheduled. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.