A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged Monday with failing to store a firearm to protect minors, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.
The case stems from the May 20 shooting death of a 4-year-old boy who was in the Delta Drive residence of Shafika Gwynn. Sheriff’s office investigators have determined the death of the child was a mishap.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall would only say this afternoon that investigation shows the gun was not properly stored. He declined to elaborate.
Gwynn, 39, was arrested by Roanoke Rapids police following the issuance of a warrant by Detective Matt Brown.
Gwynn has a July 20 court date.