Michael Tate Wiki – Michael Tate Bio
Michael Tate shot a 15 years old girl in the chest on Saturday, allegedly while he was playing with a gun and did not know it was loaded.
As for Tate, he is now facing several charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He is due in court on Monday.
He is 23 years old.
Police rushed onto North Common Terrace in Lynn following the shooting. Investigators say the girl was shot in the chest and rushed to the hospital.
Victoria Martin was in the middle of welcoming guests for her daughter Hope’s third birthday when the chaotic scene unfolded.
“I’ve lived here for 16 years and this is the first time something like this has ever happened in this yard, so it was kinda tough,” said Martin. “They put the yellow tape, which kind of killed my daughter’s birthday because then no one was allowed to come in the yard or leave.”
Michael Tate Arrested
Police arrested 23-year-old Michael Tate almost immediately. They say the investigation so far indicates this was an accident, and that Tate was playing with the gun, not realizing there was around inside.
Neighbors who know Tate and are close with the family. He was here to visit, and are confident this wasn’t done on purpose.
“He’s polite, always saying hi. And no matter where he sees me in the street – hi and bye – and the young lady, she doesn’t deserve it too. Hopefully, it was an accident,” said another neighbor. “I believe it was an accident.”
The 15-year-old girl is expected to be ok.