Dad Admits Leaving Loaded Gun Out, 4-Year-Old Shot Herself

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Des Moines man surrendered to police Thursday for the shooting death of his 4-year-old daughter.

Twenty-four-year-old Adam Mead faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, neglect of a dependent person and two counts of making firearms available to minors.

His daughter Lillium died April 21st of a single gunshot wound to the chest. Mead told authorities he set a loaded .45 caliber handgun on a dresser. The girl got a hold of the gun and shot herself. Police say the evidence supports Mead's version of events.

Mead was released from the Polk County Jail after his $17,500 bond was posted about an hour after he turned himself in. If convicted on all charges he faces up to 17 years in prison.


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