A 22-year old man has been arrested after allegedly shooting his 3-year old nephew in the stomach.
Rogers County Sheriff’s Office reports show deputies were dispatched to an Owasso address, in Rogers County, for an accidental shooting.
“The 911 caller identified himself as Keven Her. He stated a 3-year old was shot in the abdomen with a 9mm pistol,” according to RCSO, who stated the juvenile was transported to a Tulsa hospital.
“During their investigation deputies learned that Keven Her was the person responsible for discharging the firearm,” according to Deputy Wes Jones. “Keven said he lives at this residence with his parents....He said he was putting the firearm away, a Glock 9mm pistol. He said his nephew likes shooting guns. He said he removed the magazine and cocked the firearm for his nephew. He stated his nephew pointed the firearm at him and pulled the trigger. He said he heard it click and took the firearm away from his nephew and cocked it again.
“Keven said he pointed the gun at his nephew’s abdomen and pulled the trigger and the firearm discharged,” Jones reported. “He said he thought the magazine was not in the firearm. He could not explain how the magazine got into the firearm.”
The man reportedly told deputies that after firing the shot he threw the gun down, then checked and found the magazine was in the gun.
“He said he put the gun on the table and called 911,” Jones said, adding that witnesses to the incident corroborated.
Her reportedly told deputies he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time, and that he was not in possession of a medical marijuana card.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Her’s residence and reportedly found 28 grams of marijuana in his bedroom.
He was arrested on allegations of reckless discharge of a firearm, child neglect, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia.