3-year-old Boy Accidentally Shots Mother To De@th

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A three-year-old naive boy has accidentally shot and killed his 29-year-old mother Daejah Bennett, after picking up a gun and shooting her with it.

The incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, after the kid found a gun while the family were sitting inside their car in a parking lot, in south suburban Dolton.

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he father of the boy Romell Watson, 23, is now facing a misdemeanour gun charge following the shooting.

Police said the father was in the driver’s seat, the mother in the passenger seat and the boy in a car seat in the back after they had been shopping at a Food 4 Less, in the community about 20 miles south of Chicago.

“He somehow got a hold of the gun and began playing with it in a playful manner, pointed the gun and fired the shot,” Police chief Collins said.

A bullet struck Bennett in the neck, the chief said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

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Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins Jr. said Watson, who was detained after the shooting, will be charged with unlawful use of a weapon.