Interviews with a child and Craig’s mother indicated Forshee had previously let the 6-year-old hold the weapon.
Allowing the child to hold the firearm and failing “to make reasonable efforts to prevent the use of that firearm” constitutes the charge of dangerous control of a child, authorities said.
“We reviewed this investigation thoroughly and discussed our findings and opinions with Craig’s surviving parents,” Prosecutor Jim Rosenberry said in a press release Friday. “We believe that Craig’s tragic death deserves justice.”
Bill Meyerrose, detective with the Greensburg Police Department, said the shooting serves as a tragic reminder that gun safety is paramount.
“You have to lock up and secure your guns if you have little children in the house,” Meyerrose said.
Don’t leave guns unattended, he said, and always double-check to make sure the gun is unloaded when you clean it.
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