Mother charged with child abuse in shooting of her son

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Mar 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-28 14:58:44-04

(WXYZ) — A 30-year-old Detroit woman has been charged by Wayne County Prosecutors in connection with the non-fatal shooting of her 13-year-old son.

Brianna Williams has been charged with second-degree child abuse. She was arraigned on Sunday and given a $2,000 personal bond. She's expected back in court on May 6.

Officials say the boy was shot on the right side of his forehead by his 10-year-old cousin. The younger child had found the gun, which belonged to a relative.

“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 Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy in a news release. "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.”