CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Authorities in Cleveland County say an 11-year-old will not be charged after she accidentally shot and killed her stepfather.
Sheriff Alan Norman says the stepfather removed the clip when he showed his stepdaughter a gun at their home on Lemons road Friday night. Then, the child accidentally pulled the trigger.
Norman say the mother was in bed at the time. She called 9-1-1, after her daughter alerted her to the incident.
The family's landlord says nothing like this has happened in the 20 years she owned the property.
"I am really sorry and I hope this would not have never happened but since it did take care of that baby, take care of that child," Jeanatte Bridges said.