Dad charged with murder after boy finds shotgun, kills self

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

DETROIT -- A Detroit man has been charged with second-degree murder after police say his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 45-year-old Christopher Duran Head also is charged with involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and weapons offenses in the death of Daylen Makhai Head on Monday afternoon on the city's west side.

The father was due in court Thursday and court records don't list a lawyer for him.

Police have said the boy was handling a shotgun at the time of the shooting. The father was at home along with another child.

The prosecutor's office says Daylen was shot in the head with the gun, which was loaded and wasn't secured. The boy attended school in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.