Child death presented to a Grand Jury - - Jackson, MS

Child death presented to a Grand Jury

Jackson Police tell WLBT News, the case of a 4 year old child who was accidentally shot to death will be presented to a Hinds County Grand Jury to determine if charges may be filed against the Grandfather.

The fatal shooting occurred on Lerida Court in west Jackson.

Carlissa Williams died of a single gunshot wound to the forehead.

Jackson Police say her grandfather, 61 year old Claude Hawkins, had picked up Carlissa and a three year old grandson to take them to see a horse.

A rifle was on the back seat when the young girl climbed inside.

The young boy followed and jumped on the weapon.

It went off striking little Carlissa in the head.

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