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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Brianna Williams, 30, (DOB: 09/18/1990), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of her 13-year-old son by his 10-year-old cousin.

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.
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