The juvenile suspect who allegedly fled the scene after shooting his 2-month-old nephew turned himself in Tuesday morning, according to a Minneapolis Police Department press release.
Minneapolis police responded Thursday night to a shooting in north Minneapolis. When they arrived on the scene, police found a man standing outside his home holding his 2-month-old boy, who had been shot in the neck.
Police originally thought the man had been standing outside with the infant when he heard a gunshot and looked down to see the infant had been struck by a stray bullet.
The man later admitted that the infant had been shot inside the house by the boy’s 17-year-old uncle, who had fled the scene.
Charges are pending for the juvenile suspect, who is in custody at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center, according to WCCO.
At a Friday news conference, Police Commander Catherine Johnson said she believes the shooting was accidental but didn’t provide further details, according to the Star Tribune.
The infant has been identified as Isaac Lorenzo Early Jr and was in critical but stable condition Tuesday afternoon, the Star Tribune reported.