LAKEWOOD - A man was charged with reckless child abuse resulting in death after a 3-year-old boy shot his 5-year-old brother in his apartment.
Adam Laham had admitted to police that the shooting was his fault after he left his loaded gun in a room where the kids played, according to court records reviewed by 9Wants to Know.
"I mean it was totally my fault," police say Adam Laham, 23, told detectives. "I'm not used to having kids in the house, you know. I always leave it out."
"He told me he always has it loaded. It's a Kel-Tech .32. It holds six or seven rounds plus one, and he always keeps a round in the chamber. He stated it does not have a safety," a detective wrote in the affidavit.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first go through the hands of an irresponsible adult.