Malik Hughes (Accidental Shooting In Auburn) Biography, Malik Hughes Wiki
Malik Hughes is under arrest after a teenager apparently got ahold of his gun and accidentally shot and killed himself.
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Auburn Police officers responded to a report of a 13-year-old male who allegedly suffered a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of Red Hawk Lane. According to the police department, the victim was handling a firearm with his younger brother and a juvenile friend. The shooting was accidental.
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Auburn police said officers responded to Redhawk Lane’s 1000 blocks Tuesday night and found that a 14-year-old boy was shot. Paramedics quickly went to work, but the boy died soon.
Investigators say that Malik Hughes, 23, who periodically stayed at the child’s home, did not properly lock his gun. The boy was handling the gun with his younger brother and friend as he accidentally fired.
Lifesaving efforts were attempted by medical personnel and officers, the police department reported, but the victim died. He was not identified.
Preliminary investigation indicated Malik Hughes, 23, periodically resided at the victim’s residence and did not properly lock up his firearm, according to the police department. The incident is under investigation.
Hughes was charged with criminal storage of a firearm and booked into the Placer County Jail with bail set at $50,000. He was released from custody Wednesday morning, according to Angela Musallam, public information officer for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
It looks like nobody was hurt in the shot.
Hughes has been arrested and was booked into Placer County Jail. He’s facing charges related to criminal storage of a firearm, police say, and is being held on $50,000 bail.
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