Man charged with shooting stepsons while cleaning gunNovember 13, 2017 2:26pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a man who accidentally shot his two stepsons while cleaning a handgun has been charged.

Officer Lisa Bender said 27-year-old Brandon Vicks was jailed on reckless conduct charges after the boys, ages 7 and 10, were wounded late Sunday.

Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Vicks was cleaning the gun when it fired. The bullet ricocheted off the floor and hit the 7-year-old child in the hand and arm. It then hit the older boy above his right eye.

The injured children were taken to an Atlanta hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Bender said three other children who were present during the shooting were not injured. It was not immediately known if Vicks had an attorney to represent him.

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

The Latest: Witness: No siren on police car that killed 2A witness says a Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle wasn't using its sirens or lights before it crashed with another car, jumped a curb and killed two small boys
2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officersPolice in a north Georgia town say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers
This undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Det. Sean Suiter. Suiter was shot Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in a particularly troubled area of West Baltimore while investigating a 2016 homicide and died Thursday. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)
Slain Baltimore officer's gun found in lot where he was shot
Bystander thought she was going to die in highway shootingA bystander says she thought she was going to die when a man fleeing police in a high-speed chase rammed her car and was shot to death by police on Interstate 95.
Sentencing set for officer who shot unarmed black manA sentencing hearing is scheduled for a white former South Carolina police officer who has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in the shooting death of an unarmed black man two years ago
This Jan. 31, 2017 photo provided by the Tehama County Sheriff's Office shows Kevin Janson Neal, the gunman behind a rampage in Northern California. Authorities say Neal's wife was found dead inside their home. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says investigators found the body of Neal's wife hidden under the floor. Investigators believe the killing of his wife was the start of the rampage. (Tehama County Sheriff via AP)
Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices