MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A Memphis man is facing a serious charge after a child was shot and killed in Frayser on Monday.
Authorities were called to a Steele Street residence, where a 4-year-old child had been shot. The child was rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 2 p.m.
According to the police report, 4-year-old Ayden Robinson was playing with his younger brother in a room alone when the pair found a gun inside a dresser drawer. The 3-year-old was reportedly handling it when it fired, striking the other child in the chest.
Nathaniel Wilkins was arrested several hours later after he allegedly admitted to police that the gun was his and that he had left it in the dresser. He was charged with reckless homicide.