October 23, 2020

Police say 2-year-old fatally shoots self inside Alabama motel room; His mother among two charged

A 2-year-old accidentally fatally shot himself inside a motel room, police in Alabama said.

The child’s mother, Dynesha Harris, 29, and a man, Tony Fowler, 25, were both charged with manslaughter after the shooting in Mobile on Thursday morning, news outlets reported.

The boy was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said in a news release.

Harris has since bonded out of jail, according to news outlets.

Fowler was reportedly still in jail as of Friday morning. He was also charged with marijuana possession and had four outstanding arrests warrants, news outlets reported. Police did not say what Fowler’s relationship with the mother and child was.

It was unclear whether Harris or Fowler had attorneys who could comment on their behalf.