Police responded to the 5600 block of Summit Pl for a shooting call. Upon arrival they located the victim inside a residence suffering from a gunshot wound.
Preliminary investigation indicated that the victim’s 10-year-old brother accidentally shot and killed the victim, 12- year-old Lafrance Johnson while handling a firearm that accidentally discharged.
EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. A woman 36-year-old Aja Johnson was taken into custody for “Endangering the Welfare of a Child Resulting in Death” after claiming ownership of the firearm.
At the time it’s unclear of the woman’s relationship to the children, although she is not believed to be the mother per tips that have been coming in.
The Homicide & Child Abuse Units responded. Child Abuse is handling the ongoing investigation.
Condolences going out to the entire family and any one else who will be affected by this tragic situation.