Warrant Reveals Details in Tragic Plymouth Boy Shooting
A search warrant reveals new information in the case of the 7-year-old Keyaris Samuels, the Plymouth boy who accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a loaded handgun in his home.
According to the search warrant, ammunition was found in a diaper bag. The ammo is the same caliber as the bullet in the handgun that killed Keyaris on May 16. Police say the gun was found inside the box of a new hoverboard.
The warrant also reveals that the boy’s mother told police that a friend of hers had visited her home earlier that day and said that friend “must have placed the gun somewhere in her house.”
Police conducted tests on the gun and determined multiple people handled the weapon, the warrant stated.
Mother’s Friend in Police Custody
Keyaris was alone when he accidentally shot himself, though he had been playing with a sibling and two other young relatives, who were outside at the time. The children heard the shooting and ran inside to see what happened. The boy’s mother was not home at the time, but arrived when first responders were performing CPR.
No charges have been filed in the case. However, the mother’s friend is in police custody for failing to report to a required meeting with his parole officer. The warrant says police requested a DNA sample from the mother’s friend to compare to evidence obtained from the handgun.