HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Harris County prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a Texas sheriff’s sergeant after his young stepson shot and injured himself last year with a weapon the deputy had left in an unlocked gun safe.
Authorities announced Thursday, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tommy Anderson faces a charge of making a firearm accessible to a child.READ MORE: TxDOT Unveils 5 Proposals For Interstate 345 In Downtown Dallas
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says Anderson, 49, was on a walk with his daughter in July 2018 when his then 4-year-old stepson found his handgun at their home in Hockley, located northwest of Houston, and accidentally shot himself in the head.READ MORE: Changes Ahead For Fort Worth 911 Call Center In Wake Of Long Delays, Unanswered Calls
Prosecutors say the gun wasn’t Anderson’s service weapon.
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