KANSAS – According to the police officials, his name is Dejuan Thomas Yelverton and he faces charges for the shooting that led to the death of DaMya Hudnall.
About the incident – officers responded to a shooting call at 1717 SE 31st St. around 11:45 a.m. June 12.
When the officers arrived on scene, they found Hudnall suffering from a single gunshot wound to the back of her head.
She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
She was taken off life support a few days after the shooting and ultimately died from her injuries.
Authorities say that the shooting was likely accidental, as toddlers gained access to a loaded gun.
Yelverton is the owner of the gun and he has been charged with: murder in the first degree, committed during an inherently dangerous felony; aggravated endangering a child and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.