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2 sought in accidental shooting death of 3-year-old

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Shawmane Robinson and Semaj Porter Shawmane Robinson and Semaj Porter
Skyzoom 4 was over the scene after a 2-year-old was shot Monday morning. Skyzoom 4 was over the scene after a 2-year-old was shot Monday morning.

(KMOV.com) - On a cruise in the Caribbean. That’s where police can find the parents of a three year old who was shot and killed last December.

Two people were charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of a minor months after a December accidental shooting that left a 3-year-old boy dead.

On December 21, 2015 Xavier Robinson, 3, was shot by a 15-year-old male while playing with a gun inside a home in the 1600 block of Emerald Creek Drive in Florissant.

Read: Porter spoke with News 4 after the shooting. 

A probable cause statement said that Shawmane Robinson, 36, and Semaj Porter, 37, who are Xavier's parents, knew the teen was playing with the gun, along with another friend, but did not take the gun away from him. They also did not check to see if the gun was loaded, police said.

The pair have been charged, but are obviously not in custody.

On Facebook, we found them both posing for pictures over the past week in places like St. Thomas and Puerto Rico, clearly on a cruise.

In a post earlier Friday, now since deleted, Porter acknowledged the charges calling the situation “beyond insane, “but she appeared to deny the allegations saying: “we did not know anything about the gun that was brought into our home til (sic) it was to (sic) late.”

St. Louis County Police say Robinson and Porter are charged with endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk in the 1st degree.

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