Father of boy who shot himself charged with child abuse


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Prosecutors in Northern California have charged the father of a 3-year-old boy who climbed a cabinet, grabbed his gun and shot himself in the groin with child abuse.

The 3-year-old survived the gunshot, but remains in critical condition at an Oakland hospital.

Court documents show the boy’s father, 29-year-old Covonne Page, was charged Thursday with two counts of felony child abuse, being a felon in possession of a gun, and first-degree criminal firearm storage.

The boy’s parents brought him to a San Leandro hospital Monday night with a gunshot wound.

Court documents say the bullet entered into his lower groin area, and exited his buttocks.

Page admitted to police he had a semi-automatic firearm hidden on top of their entertainment cabinet at the home.



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