CLEVELAND: A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head after a gun went off accidentally in a home on the city’s east side.
Police say toddler Di’rico Washington is being treated at a hospital for head injuries. His baby sitter, 48-year-old Annette Jackson, is hospitalized in stable condition after the bullet struck her hand.
Jackson’s son, 19-year-old Ernest Crawford, was arrested for felonious assault and is being held in the city jail.
Police tell the Plain Dealer that Jackson’s son and three other people began arguing Sunday afternoon and that Jackson separated them. Inside Jackson’s house, Crawford’s gun fired accidentally, going through a wall and hitting his mother and the child.