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UPDATE: Bond Set in Connection to Shooting Death of a Child in Eldon

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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.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

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.

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Reporter Mike Anthony