2 Arrested After 4-Year-Old Girl Killed While Playing With a Gun

Nathaniel Lowe, 25, is facing charges of culpable negligence, tampering with evidence and more after his 4-year-old niece, Amirra Jacques, was fatally shot while playing with a gun.

Nathaniel Lowe
Nathaniel Lowe Palm Beach, Fla., Sheriff’s Office via the Sun Sentinel

Police have arrested two individuals in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Florida girl, who shot and killed herself while playing with a gun, the Sun Sentinel reports.

According to the report, little Amirra Jacques died in her home from a gunshot wound around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Her uncle, 25-year-old Nathaniel Lowe, reported a home invasion, telling officers that someone had come into the home through an open door and fired a single shot, killing the child. Amirra’s mom, Nashaiva Lowe, and a 16-year-old boy were also in the home at the time.

However, upon further investigation, officers determined that Amirra had found on a bed an unsecured gun, which went off while she was playing with it. Police say that the teenage boy hid the weapon after the shooting but later helped officers find it a couple of blocks from the home.

Lowe was arrested and charged with culpable negligence, tampering with evidence, possessing a firearm as a felon and grand theft of a firearm. He was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on bonds totaling $150,000.

The teen also faces charges of culpable negligence, tampering with evidence, perjury and grand theft of a firearm and was booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel

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