Mother’s Boyfriend Arrested After Child was Accidentally Shot

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Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies have charged one person after a child was shot Friday. 

On Friday at about 8:30 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a six-year-old boy shot at a residence on Townhouse Drive, officials wrote in a news release. The child was airlifted and transported to Sacred Heart where he is reported to be in critical condition.

“During the investigation, it was determined that a family member had accidentally fired the handgun,” officials wrote. “It was also found that child’s mother’s paramour, Jaquarius M. White, is a convicted felon and was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.”  

The incident is still pending further investigation with other possible charges pending, officials added.  More information will be released as the investigation progresses.

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