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Teen charged in accidental shooting death of 3-year-old

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Police say Kameron Harvey, 16, was playing with a loaded pistol with 3-year-old Xavier Robinson on December 21, 2015. (KMOV) Police say Kameron Harvey, 16, was playing with a loaded pistol with 3-year-old Xavier Robinson on December 21, 2015. (KMOV)
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A teen is charged after accidentally shooting a 3-year-old in December 2015.

Police say Kameron Harvey, 16, was visiting the older brother of 3-year-old Xavier Robinson. Police say the two older boy's were playing with a loaded pistol with a laser light.

According to police Harvey was pointing the laser site at the floor, where Robinson was. The 3-year-old would chase the light, police say.

As Robinson was chasing the light, Harvey shot Robinson in the abdomen, authorities say.

Harvey allegedly admitted to the offense.

Harvey is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

According to authorities, Robinson’s parents, Shawmane Robinson and Semaj Porter, knew the teen was playing with the gun, but did not take the gun away from him. Police say the parents also did not check to see if the gun was loaded.

Police say Robinson’s parents are charged with endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk in the first-degree.

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