CHICAGO — A man has been charged in the death of an 8-year-old boy who found a firearm inside a West Side home.
Ramon Sumerlin, 41, faces one felony count of child endangerment/death and one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon.
The incident happened on August 15 on the 3100 block of West Flournoy in the Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said Sumerlin left the 8-year-old unattended inside a residence.
The boy found a firearm and “subsequently sustained a gunshot wound to his chest causing his death,” according to police.
Sumerlin was arrested Monday and charged accordingly. He is due in bond court Thursday.