Belleville man allegedly shoots toddler in head with BB gun - KMOV.com

Belleville man allegedly shoots toddler in head with BB gun

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Chauntez Cage, 20, is accused of shooting a 3-year-old in the head with a BB gun. Credit: Fairview Heights PD Chauntez Cage, 20, is accused of shooting a 3-year-old in the head with a BB gun. Credit: Fairview Heights PD
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A Metro East man is accused of pointing a BB gun at a 3-year-old’s head and pulling the trigger.

Chauntez Cage, 20, is charged with felony reckless conduct.

Police say Cage was watching the 3-year-old and three other children when the incident happened.

Cage told officers he didn’t think there was a BB in the gun’s chamber when he pulled the trigger.

Police say the BB became lodged in the child’s forehead and that surgery was needed to remove it.

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