Sanders had been sleeping at the residence on the couch and woke up the next day, walking outside. While outside, a gunshot was heard and Sanders ran in to find Warfield on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head. The 2-year-old had picked the gun up and discharged it, killing his cousin.
Also inside the home at the time were 14- and 11-year-old children.
Sanders fled the scene with the gun in fear of going back to jail. Smith was a convicted felon, previously convicted of kidnapping in 2008 and had been released just one year before the shooting. Police say Sanders is also known to be a regular heroin dealer.
Sanders previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of two firearms. Sanders is a known gang member.