Daejah Bennett Wiki – Biography
Daejah Bennett was accidentally killed by his three years old son in the supermarket’s parking lot in Dolton.
The family was in the car, parked in a supermarket’s parking lot in Dolton. Bennett was then shot in the back and lost her life.
She was 22 years old.
Daejah Bennett Shot By 3 Years old Son
All too common in the United States, the tragedy took place on Saturday evening in the parking lot of a supermarket in Dolton, a suburb of the Midwestern city.
The young boy was sitting in the child seat in the back of a car, with his parents in the front, without anyone knowing how he managed to get his hands on his father’s pistol.
The child “began playing with it inside the car. At some point the child pulled the trigger,” local police chief Robert Collins told AFP.
His mother, Daejah Bennett, 22, was shot in the back of the neck. She was rushed to a Chicago hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Collins said that the father was taken into custody while police investigated whether he possessed the gun legally and whether he should be facing charges.
The death is just one in a staggering series of comparable accidents.
“Every year, hundreds of children in the United States gain access to unsecured, loaded guns in closets and nightstand drawers, in backpacks and purses, or just left out,” and shoot off rounds accidentally, according to a recent report by Everytown For Gun Safety.
The father of a 3-year-old boy who accidentally shot his mother to death in a Chicago suburb over the weekend is facing a misdemeanour gun charge, the community’s police chief said Monday.
Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins Jr. said Romell Watson, 23, detained after the shooting, will be charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Collins said he’ll be processed on the charge and released Monday evening.
The Associated Press could not find a home telephone number for Watson, and he could not be reached for comment on Monday. An online court record of his case that might list an attorney for him could not be located.
Collins said earlier that investigators were working with Cook County prosecutors to determine the exact charges against Watson. There was no indication that he fired the weapon or even knew the boy was holding the gun at the time of Saturday’s shooting.
“We do not have anything to indicate that the dad fired the weapon so the avenue we are pursuing is that the gun was his responsibility,” Collins said.
Collins said investigators have already determined that the father legally owned the weapon but did not have a concealed carry permit he would have needed to carry it in the vehicle.
“He was legally entitled to own the gun, however, he transported the weapon in a vehicle in a manner not prescribed by law,” Collins said.