Mom, Two Others Charged in Shooting Death of 2-year-old Brooklyn Park Boy
A Brooklyn Park mother is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of her 2-year-old son, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Friday evening. The boy’s grandmother and mother’s boyfriend are also accused with covering up the crime after the fact.
Police believe the boy’s 3-year-old brother somehow got a hold of a loaded handgun and fired the fatal shot at the Huntington Place apartments last week. According to to the criminal complaint, the mother, O’Sheonia Hodges, 20, admitted to hiding the gun after the shooting and lied to police that a man nicknamed “BD” was involved in the case. The complaint states the gun belonged to Hodges.
The boy’s grandmother, Sherrillyn Mosely, 57, and Hodges’ boyfriend, Keyshawn Cosey-Gray, 20, have been charged with aiding an offender.
Police Respond to Child Shooting
Brooklyn Park police responded to a call that a child had been shot in Huntington Place apartments on Aug. 13. shortly after 7 a.m. The boy, identified as 2-year-old Ny’Angleo Hodges, had been shot in the abdomen. The child died the next day.
Police believe another child in the apartment, who was almost 4 years old, fired the shot.
The criminal complaint says the three defendants were in the apartment at the time of the shooting and were awoken by a gunshot. Police say they denied any knowledge of the shooting or the gun and even told officers a man nicknamed “BD” must have been involved.
The complaint states that officers searched the apartment and found an extended handgun magazine, a plastic bag with two boxes of ammunition, a spent 9mm round and another handgun. Police found social media postings by Hodges indicating she owned a gun and text messages between Hodges and Cosey-Gray discussing the search of the apartment.
The complaint also says officers did find the man described as “BD” but the person denied using the name and indicated he was not involved in the case.
Police say Hodges later admitted to lying to police in previous statements that there was never a person called “BD” in the apartment and that she hid the gun after the shooting. The complaint also says Hodges claims the gun was only in the apartment for two days and that it was stored in a top shelf of a hall closet.
CCX News Executive Producer Corey Bork contributed to this report