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Police: Boy, 3, kills self with uncle's handgun

May 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- A Tampa, Fla., man was charged with negligence after his 3-year-old nephew accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun left in a backpack.

Jeffrey Walker, 29, was arrested late Tuesday, shortly after Jadarrius Speights died, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, said Walker, who had a concealed carry permit, bought the handgun at a gun shop. He allegedly left it in a backpack in the room he shared with Jadarrius.

Walker was charged with culpable negligence. The boy's parents, Jasmine Bell, 21, and Trentin Speights, 22, were in the apartment in another room when Jadarrius found the gun, Carter said.

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