August 31, 2023
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department, Det. Lt. Nathan B. Bolognini provided an update to the shooting incident on August 29, 2023, involving a 3-year-old child that suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Ms. Chante Odom of Philadelphia, PA was charged with:
Endangering the Welfare of a child
Unlawful Possession of a handgun and
Unlawful Possession of dum-dum rounds.
The weapon was retrieved by the male child was from her personal property. It was not clear if it was a purse, satchel, etc. that contained the weapon. The woman is a family friend and has no relationship to child. According to Detectives she did not have a permit to possess/carry the handgun in NJ or PA.
August 29, 2023
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department, Det. Lt. Nathan B. Bolognini told MidJersey.news that 3-year-old male child suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The child is intubated and currently at Cooper medical center in the Pediatric ICU in Camden, NJ. A suspect has been identified for endangering the welfare of that child. The scene is secured awaiting an execution of a search warrant. Witnesses are currently being interviewed. The shooting Response Team continuing the investigation.
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