Sheriff: 4-Year-Old Shoots Teen Babysitter for Stepping on Foot Save Email Print
Posted: 11:43 AM Jan 5, 2009
Last Updated: 12:07 PM Jan 5, 2009
Reporter: Randy Yohe
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JACKSON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Deputies say a bizarre shooting Sunday night involved a 4-year-old wielding a shotgun.
The Jackson County, Ohio, Sheriff says some teenagers were babysitting some younger children in a mobile home just outside Jackson.
The police report says a 4-year-old got angry after 18-year-old Nathan Beavers stepped on his foot.
The reports say the boy then went into a back room, loaded a shell in a 20-gauge shotgun, came out and shot Beavers in the arm. The babysitter was hospitalized, but the injury was not life-threatening.
Another teen was also hit with shotgun pellets.
The sheriff says possible violations include aggravated assault against the 4-year-old, and child endangerment against the babysitting victim. Right now, the sheriff is not sure yet if anyone will be charged.