Dad charged after 6-year-old shoots, kills little brother

Michael Santiago
Michael Santiago (Courtesy: Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO (WKRN) – A Chicago father was arrested this weekend after police say his 6-year-old son accidentally shot and killed his little brother.

According to police, Michael Santiago knowingly stored a firearm on top of a refrigerator with access to his children.

On Oct. 17, around 9 p.m., his 6-year-old got a hold of the gun and accidentally shot his 3-year-old brother in the head.

The little boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Further details weren’t immediately known.

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