Woman charged after 4-year-old child accidentally shoots self

Shafika Gwynn
Shafika Gwynn(Halifax County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 5:15 PM EDT
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HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Roanoke Rapids woman has been charged in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office says Shafika Gwynn, 39, was arrested Monday and charged with failing to store a firearm to protect minors.

Deputies say the charges are the result of the 4-year-old boy’s accidental shooting death on May 20th on Delta Drive just outside of Roanoke Rapids.

WITN is told Gwynn posted bond and has a July 20th court date.

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