JACKSON, MICH. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy's mother in southern Michigan.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 32-year-old Michael Glance of Jackson County's Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on charges including assault with intent to murder. He's being held on $10 million bond.
Court records didn't list a defense lawyer.
Jackson County prosecutors say Glance held a handgun to his son's head during Tuesday's argument and squeezed the trigger, but it didn't fire. Assistant prosecutor Kati Rezmierski says the mother tried to flee with the child, but Glance followed them with a shotgun.
“For whatever reason, Mr. Glance decided to take his anger out on his 2-year-old child that day,” Rezmierski said. “He pointed the gun directly at his son and blew half of his face off."
According to a GoFundMe page, the boy, identified as Ryker, had just celebrated his second birthday the weekend before the shooting.
Ryker was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. He has undergone multiple surgeries.
"As a result of his injuries, Ryker has had five surgeries in the past 24 hours to repair his face, hand, arm and lungs," a post on the page reads. "He had titanium placed in his jaw and surgeons have reconstructed his mouth, gums and nose. Ryker now has over 100 stitches in his face post-surgery and is still listed in critical care with a ventilator and feeding tube installed in his stomach. He has a long road of recovery ahead with more surgeries to come."
The GoFundMe page has raised more than $55,000 to help cover the boy's medical expenses.