Local resident charged in accidental shooting death of 2-year-old

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the Lawrence Police Department, his name is Bishop Mendoza and he was charged Tuesday.

Authorities say the 21-year-old suspect was charged with involuntary manslaughter and three other felonies.

This unfortunate incident occurred on Sept. 17. 

Lawrence Police Department officers responded to a shooting call.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found a 2-year-old critically wounded.

Unfortunately, the 2-year-old child later died. 

Authorities say the shooting appeared to be accidental.

The 21-year-old suspect is also accused of endangering a 4-year-old child who was in the home at the time.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.