Tot, 3, Shoots Boy, 5, to Death

Adult who brought gun into home is busted

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 26, 2011 1:33 AM CST

(Newser) – A 3-year-old Colorado toddler has shot and killed a 5-year-old friend, according to police. An adult who brought the gun into the home where the shooting occurred has been arrested on charges of child abuse resulting in death and criminal negligence. Adam Laham, 23, was not related to either of the boys, but was visiting the home from Kansas along with several other adults, reports ABC News. A member of the family living in the home had photos of guns posted on his Facebook page, KMGH-TV in Denver discovered. Shortly after the shooting, he posted: “One second changes everything, forever.”

The 5-year-old was shot accidentally in the chest by his friend.
The 5-year-old was shot accidentally in the chest by his friend.   (?ShardsOfBlue)
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