Grandfather charged in shooting death of local child


Mason Stevenson

HARRISBURG, Ill. - A 9-year-old boy from Harrisburg, Illinois visiting his grandfather in Texas won't return home.  And the boy's grandfather is charged with his death.

Court papers say two brothers were at Danny Bowman's house in the care of his wife while he went to get beer.

Bowman is accused of leaving a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in his house unsecured, and while he was gone, the boy and his 13-year-old brother took the gun outside where it accidentally went went off.

The 9-year-old was shot and killed

Bowman's bond was set at $50,000.