KETR Local
10:14 am
Wed November 22, 2006

More charges filed in Denison shooting

Denison – More charges have been filed against a Denison man arrested in the shooting death of a three year old boy. 18 year old Shawn Michael June has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and reckless injury or death to a child after his nephew, Ashton Scott Matthews, was shot and killed last week.

First responders answered a 911 call to the boy's grandmother's house last week to find June sobbing uncontrollably and Matthews dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. The toddler's grandmother had been babysitting while the boy's mother was sick.

June told police several accounts of the incident, first saying the boy had somehow managed to shoot himself. He later said he had been twirling a 9mm pistol while the two were playing cops and robbers, and the gun went off. June had been given the gun the day before by his grandfather.