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Girl, 2, Shoots Self; Man 1st Charged Under Mich. Gun Storage Law

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Genesee County Sheriff's Office

A Michigan man whose 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver last week pleaded not guilty after becoming the first person charged under the state's new law requiring safe storage of guns. Michael Tolbert, 44, of Flint was arraigned Monday on nine felony charges including single counts of first-degree child abuse and violation of Michigan's gun storage law, said John Potbury, Genesee County's deputy chief assistant prosecuting attorney. Tolbert's daughter remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition from the Feb. 14 shooting, Potbury said. She shot herself the...

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