MILWAUKEE- The father of a five year old boy from Milwaukee is now charged in his death.
Jamal Anderson was officially charged Tuesday night after his son, Jamal Anderson Jr. was shot and killed in the family’s home early Saturday morning.
Anderson is being charged for neglect of a child leading to death as well as possession with intent to deliver marijuana and heroin.
Police were called to the Mayfair Apartment complex on North Lovers Lane Road around 1 o’clock Saturday morning where they found the 5-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to his stomach. Life saving measures were attempted by first-responders but proved unsuccessful.
According to the criminal complaint, Anderson changed his story as to how his son was shot over the course of several interviews. It was ultimately determined that Anderson Jr was shot during a drug deal gone wrong.
A go-fund-me account was started to help Anderson’s family pay for funeral expenses.