Titusville Man Arrested After Unintentionally Discharging Handgun that Wounded 13-Year-Old
By Space Coast Daily // August 22, 2019
boy shot in torso and transported to a trauma center by helicopter with serious injuries
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A Titusville man was arrested Wednesday night after an investigation by Titusville police detectives into the unintentional shooting of a juvenile.
Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Titusville Police responded to a report of a 13-year-old boy being accidentally shot at a home on Yorkshire Drive, according to Titusville police spokesperson Amy Matthews.
“The boy had been shot in the torso area and was transported to a trauma center by helicopter with serious injuries,” said Matthews.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Bryan Gabriel Kelly, 40, of Yorkshire Drive in Titusville was in his home attempting to unload a handgun.
According to Matthews, Kelly unintentionally discharged the weapon that subsequently struck a 13 year-old child in the home.
“Witness statements corroborate the suspect’s description of the incident and investigators found no evidence of a willful or intentional act,” said Matthews.
Kelly was booked into Brevard County Jail and charged with Aggravated Child Neglect with Great Bodily Harm, (Felony) and is being held on a $2,000 bond.
Matthews said that the child is currently in stable condition.
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