INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police say a 4-year-old boy fired the shot that killed his 3-year-old playmate.
Lt. Jeff Duhamell says the boy picked up a loaded .45-caliber handgun that had been left on a kitchen table in Fiona C. Lee’s house Thursday and pointed it at the girl’s head before firing.
Lee’s daughter, Aunesti Lee Allen, died that day at Riley Hospital for Children.
Duhamell said Friday that the boy is the son of Lee’s boyfriend.
Police say they found cocaine and marijuana in Lee’s home and arrested the 26-year-old woman on child neglect and drug charges. She was being held Friday in the Marion County Jail.
Duhamell said Lee’s two other children witnessed the shooting. They are being cared for by a relative.