Grand Jury To Hear Child Shooting Case

grand juryThe case involving the shooting of an 18-month old boy last week by his 3-year-old brother will be presented to the April term of the Coffee County Grand Jury. The decision was made last week by District Attorney Craig Northcott after evidence in the case was presented to him by Coffee County Sheriff Sgt. Danny Ferrell.
According to Ferrell, on March 3 the three year old found a .25 caliber pistol and shot his brother in the head. The incident occurred at a residence on A Street in Hillsboro.
The child was transported to Manchester Medical Center and later transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where, according to Ferrell, he is in stable condition. The child may be released soon from the hospital.
Ferrell reviewed the evidence with the DA Friday afternoon and the determination was to present the evidence to the April term of grand jury and let them review the evidence and decide if any criminal charges should be filed.
Martin Anderson and Brittany Cargille are the parents of the children.
A spokesman for the Department of Children’s Services said the 3-year-old brother has been removed from his home in the Hillsboro community, and the younger brother will be placed in foster care when he is released from the hospital. (Tullahoma News)