8 Year Old Mississippi Boy Shot In Head While Asleep In Mother's Car: Report

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8-year-old Mississippi boy shot in head while asleep in mother's car: report

Authorities in Jackson, Miss., say two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of an 8-year-old boy who was struck in the head and remains in critical condition Sunday night, June 18, 2017. (iStock photo.)
Authorities in Jackson, Miss., say two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of an 8-year-old boy who was struck in the head and remains in critical condition Sunday night, June 18, 2017. (iStock photo.)

By Beau Evans

bevans@nola.com,

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head Saturday night (June 17) while asleep in the backseat of his mother's car in Jackson, Miss., WAPT News reported. Authorities say they have arrested the alleged shooter, a 26-year-old man said to be the ex-boyfriend of the boy's mother, WAPT reported.

Authorities say Richard Kyles, 8, was asleep in the backseat of a car driven by his mother when, around 11 p.m., a white Chevy Impala began following the car for several blocks, WAPT reported.

Authorities say the passenger in the Impala, identified as Kendrick Jackson, 26, fired a bullet that struck the 8-year old in the head. Jackson, described by authorities as the mother's ex-boyfriend, was later arrested along with the alleged driver, identified as Jackson's current girlfriend, Lakia Bradley, 35.

Read the full story from WAPT here.

Source : http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/06/mississippi_boy_shot_in_head.html

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