Accidental Shooting at 802 Blanchard Hill Lane
August 13, 2009 - The fatal shooting of a juvenile male at 802 Blanchard Hill Lane about 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 12) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
The victim, 11, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Ronnie Dewayne Brown (b/m, DOB: 11-17-85) faces a charge of tampering with evidence in relation to the shooting and is currently in custody.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. M. Cegielski and Officer J. T. Barringer reported:
According to witnesses, the victim was upstairs with his two brothers. At some point, the victim’s 13-year-old brother found a gun and was playing with it in an upstairs room. The gun accidentally discharged and struck the 11-year-old. The mother of the three children and her boyfriend (Brown) were home at the time of the shooting.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .