Charges announced in child shootings

Posted at 5:41 AM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 12:23:11-04

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has announced charges in connection to two child shooting cases. 

Frederick Davis, 65, and Patricia McNeal, 65, have been charged with one count each of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting death of their grandchild 5-year-old Mariah Davis. They are also charged with three counts of Child Abuse Second Degree and one count each of Felony Firearm.

Davis and McNeal were babysitting Mariah and her brother on May 11 when the child found a gun in her grandparents' bedroom under a pillow.

She took the gun into another room and shot herself in the neck. The grandfather called 911, but the child did not survive.

Davis and McNeal are expected to turn themselves in for arraignment on Thursday, May 26. 

Prosecutor Worthy also announced charges against a great-grandfather and mother of a 4-year-old child in a non-fatal shooting case.

Joseph Williams, 80, and Andrea Drewery, 30, will each be charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Felony Firearm. On November 11, Drewery's four-year-old son found a handgun belonging to the great-grandfather at the home of Terry Street in Detroit.

The child shot himself in the hand. He was treated at the hospital and survived the incident.