Tue. Feb 27th, 2024
UPDATED STORY (01/16/2024)
More information has been released in connection to the shooting death of a child in Eldon over the weekend.
A probable cause statement filed in the Miller County Courthouse alleges that 27-year-old Albert Keel claims he had been up all night before going to bed after 6:00 Sunday morning and leaving a fully loaded handgun on a living room table.
A child inside the house then apparently got ahold of the gun and shot himself in the head.
Keel was the only guardian at the house in the 600-block of North Mill Street and allegedly stated during the 9-1-1 call that he was going to be “going away for a long time.”
The court has since reviewed the bond and changed it from no bond to $250,000. Keel is being held in the Miller County Jail.
A 27-year-old from Eldon is charged in connection to the shooting death over the weekend of a child.
Police Chief Brian Kidwell says officers along with fire department and ambulance personnel were dispatched on Sunday to the 600-block of North Mill Street and, upon arrival, discovered a male juvenile with a gunshot wound to his head.
Lifesaving treatments by the medics were unsuccessful and taken into custody was Albert Keel who’s charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child-death of a child with no sexual contact….a Class-A felony.
Keel is being held without bond in the Miller County Jail.