WRGA: Convicted felon, 25, charged in last week’s case were two children, 13 and 7, accidentally were shot.

WRGA: Convicted felon, 25, charged in last week’s case were two children, 13 and 7, accidentally were shot.

 

From WRGA:

Charges have been filed in connection with an accidental shooting on Doyle Road last week.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 25-year-old Jeffrey Lee Akins is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm by a convicted felon, furnishing a pistol to a person under the age of 18, and second-degree cruelty to children (criminal negligence).

The arrest warrant states that Akins was in possession of a Taurus PT 740 Slim 40-caliber semi-automatic. He reportedly gave the gun to a 13-year old and a 7-year old, who accidentally shot themselves on July 15.

Akins had removed the magazine from the firearm but failed to unchamber the round.

A second firearm also was found inside the house, according to the report.

Early reports say both children were transported to the hospital.

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