A 23-year-old man who police say shot a 4-year-old boy in the hip in Olney over the weekend has been charged with aggravated assault and related crimes.
Jerrod Miner, of West Oak Lane, was arrested at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, about two hours after the boy was shot inside a house on the 5500 block of North Fourth Street. The boy was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition, police said.
Police said Saturday that they believed the shooting was an “accidental discharge” that happened when Miner was inside the house with several people, including children.
Authorities on Monday declined to provide additional details about what happened or to describe how Miner and the victim were connected.
Miner did not have a lawyer listed in court documents.
Correction, March 10
This story originally misstated the neighborhood in which the shooting happened.