A 39-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment in the accidental shooting Friday of a 4-year-old boy.
Franklin County prosecutors filed the charges Monday against Brian Keith Bruno, who could face up to 136 months in prison for aggravated battery and 17 months for felony aggravated child endangerment, depending on his criminal history.
Prosecutors also charged Bruno with one count of misdemeanor child endangerment.
Bruno was arrested Friday afternoon after a 4-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg with a handgun at his home in the 1100 block of North Oak Street in Ottawa, according to Capt. Adam Weingartner, a spokesman for the Ottawa Police Department.
The single gunshot wound was not life-threatening, Weingartner said. The boy is recovering after being treated at a Kansas City-area hospital.
Weingartner said Bruno was not the boy's parent but did live in the same home. In addition to Bruno and the injured boy, two adults and two children also were in the residence when the gun was fired. No one else was injured.