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Indiana Police charge father after 3-year-old daughter accidentally shoots her pregnant mother

April 24, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Indiana Police charge father after 3-year-old daughter accidentally shoots her pregnant mother

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Merrillville Police charge Menzo Brazier after toddler shoots mother in Northwestern Indiana

Indiana authorities charged a father after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her pregnant mother with a gun he left in the woman’s car.

Merrillville police say 21-year-old Menzo Brazier was charged last Thursday with criminal recklessness neglect of a dependent.

THwe Michigan City resident currently remains in custody.

Officials say Shanique Thomas was waiting in the car Tuesday as Brazier was inside a nearby thrift store, WGN -TV reported.

Thomas told investigators she heard a loud pop and realized she was bleeding.

“The child had no idea what she had done and she was very scared,” Detective Sgt. James Bogner said in as statment.

Brazier allegedly left a loaded handgun between the center arm rest and the front passenger seat. According to investigators, the bullet passed through the driver’s seat, hitting Thomas in the shoulder and through the windshield.

Thomas was rushed to a local hospital where she underwent surgery for nerve damage and remains in serious condition.

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