You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

6-year-old boy dies in shooting at Central El Paso home; uncle charged over access to gun

El Paso Times logo El Paso Times 3/3/2021 Daniel Borunda, El Paso Times
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

El Paso police have filed charges against the uncle of a 6-year-old boy killed in a shooting.

Qualal Young, of Denver, was pronounced dead at an El Paso hospital after he was shot Friday night in a Central-area home, police officials said Tuesday.

The boy's uncle, Xavier Deon Ford, 46, of Denver, was charged with making a firearm accessible to a child, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation with detectives working to determine what occurred.

Qualal's father and uncle were outside while the young boy was inside with his 13-year-old brother when the shooting took place inside a home in the 1900 block of Detroit Avenue near Murchison Drive, police said.

a traffic light at night: El Paso police lights flash at a crime scene. File art. © Daniel Borunda/El Paso Times El Paso police lights flash at a crime scene. File art.

More local news: El Paso man arrested on murder charge in fatal stabbing of 63-year-old man on Texas Avenue

Detectives are trying to determine the level of involvement of the older brother in the incident, a police news release stated. Qualal was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police noted that Ford is not in custody and will be booked at a later date.

An investigation by the Crimes Against Persons Unit continues.

Daniel Borunda may be reached at 915-546-6102; dborunda@elpasotimes.com; @BorundaDaniel on Twitter.

More: El Paso police release photo of man suspected in vandalism at St. Pius X Catholic Church

More: Man suspected in West El Paso window-smashing vandalism spree arrested in East Texas

This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: 6-year-old boy dies in shooting at Central El Paso home; uncle charged over access to gun

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from El Paso Times

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon