Detroit grandmother charged with child abuse after grandson shoots younger brother

Posted at 7:18 PM, March 2, 2022 and last updated 12:48 AM, December 13, 2022

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 68-year-old Detroit woman has been charged in connection with a non-fatal shooting involving two of her young grandsons.

Itterlee McNeil (Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office)

On February 17, Itterlee McNeil’s eight-year-old grandson shot his five-year-old brother.

The older boy had allegedly picked up an unsecured handgun and shot his brother in the right shoulder. When Detroit police arrived at the scene, they said they saw the younger boy on the floor and McNeil applying pressure to his chest. The five-year-old was then transported to a local hospital.

According to a news release from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, McNeil has been charged with two counts of second-degree child abuse. McNeil’s probable cause conference is scheduled for March 10, and her preliminary examination is scheduled for March 17.

This story was originally published March 2, 2022, by WXYZ in Detroit, an E.W. Scripps Company.