Update (06/14 11:00 a.m.) — Deputies say they have arrested the mother of the 18-month-old boy that was accidentally shot in rural Douglas County on June 7th.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Winston resident Brooklyn Weiker of Winston helped the suspected shooter, Bradley Allen, flee the scene of the shooting. Weiker has been jailed on charges of hindering prosecution and criminal mistreatment.
Police said Bradley Allen was arrested on June 8th in Roseburg.
Deputies said the child has been released from the hospital and placed by Children’s Services with family that lives out of the area.
Douglas County, Ore. – A convicted felon allegedly shot an 18-month old on accident in Douglas County Tuesday afternoon. Police are still searching for the man after he fled the scene.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred just after 4:00 in the Idleyld Park area, northeast of Glide.
According to deputies, 25-year-old Glide resident Brookelyn Weiker reported that her 18-month-old baby boy was shot by an unknown man while she and the child were hiking. Weiker told deputies the man fled into the woods after the shooting.
Police said the child was taken to the hospital and eventually flown to OHSU for treatment of a single gunshot wound. The child is expected to survive.
Deputies said Weiker’s had inconsistencies in her statements, and they became suspicious. Weiker eventually admitted that her boyfriend, 23-year-old Glide Resident Bradley Karl Allen, accidentally shot the child with a .22 caliber firearm. Allen, a convicted felon, fled the scene.
DCSO deputies are still searching for Allen. They consider him potentially armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541 440 4471.
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