Police: Owner of improperly secured gun in fatal shooting of 13-year-old Detroit girl arrested

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DETROIT — Detroit police have arrested the owner of an improperly secured handgun used in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl.

Officer Jennifer Moreno said Wednesday that the 45-year-old man is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Moreno says the man lives at the home on Lappin on Detroit's eastside.

No adults were home about 5 p.m. Tuesday when the girl was shot. Police have said she was babysitting other children.

A 14-year-old boy is believed to have pulled the trigger while playing with the gun. Moreno says the shooting is considered accidental.

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