- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ELGIN, Iowa (AP) - An Elgin man has been charged in federal court with a weapons count for what authorities say was his part in the death of a young boy who accidentally shot himself.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/2o7fWRT ) that Daniel Henriksen has been charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Authorities say there is evidence Henriksen used marijuana and was involved in dealing the drug when the shooting happened last year.

Police believe 4-year-old Jayden Phillips, of Fort Atkinson, was napping June 17 with other children in a mobile home when he awoke and found a loaded handgun. The weapon fired, fatally hitting Jayden in the head.

Investigators say Henriksen owned the gun.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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