Man shot by toddler faces charges for leaving unsecured gun on bed

8 month ago

Fort Wayne news, Indiana news.

An Indiana man was shot in the back by a toddler and is now facing charges for leaving the unsecured weapon within the child’s reach.

Justin T. Wiley, 32, suffered a gunshot wound in the middle to upper back on September 9.

Police said that he left a gun on a bed inside a home before a 2-year-old boy found the gun and fired the shot.

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  • Wiley was not allowed to possess a gun, authorities said. He also was in the home of a woman who had an active protection order against him.

    The woman told detectives she heard the gunshot and Wiley screaming “He shot me.”

    The boy suffered injuries on his finger from gunpowder. Wiley was arrested this week and charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and unlawful possession of a handgun.