7-year-old child dies in Fayetteville shooting, grandfather charged

David Nathaniel Richardson

David Nathaniel Richardson

A 7-year-old boy died Friday after what police are calling an “accidental shooting” at his grandparent’s home.

WTVD-TV reported that it happened at about 4:15 p.m. at the Colony Place Apartments in Fayetteville.

Police say their preliminary investigation shows that Jaylean Richardson was in a back room of his grandparent’s apartment when a rifle went off.

Police haven’t said if Jaylean was playing with the weapon, and it went off, or if he dropped the weapon and it fired.

Jaylean was rushed to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Police have charged Jaylean’s grandfather, 52-year-old David Nathaniel Richardson, with involuntary manslaughter and failure to secure a firearm.

David Richardson has been processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and received a $6,000 secured bond.

Source: WTVD-TV

11 comments

      • FaithC

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      • The jerk

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  • e

    My heart breaks for this family. And I’m sorry, but hasn’t this man been through enough? It was a tragic accident, what will these charges do other than cause greater heartache?

  • Candace

    This is what is wrong with the world today ppl always have so much negative to say give ur condolences and keep it moving the family has been thru enough. It could have been anyone!

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