- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - A mother and her 22-year-old boyfriend face involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of her 3-year-old son who is believed to have shot himself in their Detroit apartment.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 20-year-old Kinesha Boyd also is charged with lying to police. Demetrius Peals also is charged with child abuse and tampering with evidence.

Investigators believe Kyrei Boyd found a loaded handgun Wednesday while in Peals’ care and shot himself in the face. The child later died at a hospital.

Police have said Peals left the apartment after handing the wounded child to emergency workers.

Peals is expected to be arraigned Saturday. Kinesha Boyd’s arraignment will be held at a later date.

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