2 arrested after child shot at home in southeast Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Two people were arrested after a child was shot Monday in southeast Oklahoma City.
At approximately noon May 15, the Oklahoma City Police Department was called to a home in the 2500 block of SE 51 Street after a child was reportedly shot at the home. Emergency crews took the 3-year-old from the scene to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A woman at the home, later identified as 24-year-old Rebeca Phillips, told police she allowed the 3-year-old and another child to play in the backyard. At some point Phillips heard a gunshot and discovered the child covered in blood. The woman initially stated she believed the child was shot in a drive-by but police believed that was suspicious because the home backed up to a large field and a dead-end street.
Phillips allegedly later admitted that the child had gone outside the fence of the home and found a gun. While the child was looking at the gun it fired, striking him in the arm. Phillips was not able to tell police where the gun came from or where it went after the shooting.
While officers were searching 33-year-old Justin Davis Sr. they found a bullet in his pocket believed to be the one that struck the child. Police asked Davis about the gun and he stated he knew nothing about it.
During the investigation into the shooting, police found a potential explosive device. A bomb squad was called to the scene and cleared the device as a dummy grenade.
Phillips and Davis were later arrested on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony.