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Man charged in shooting of LaPorte County child

Zachariah L. Grisham  |  LaPorte County Sheriff's office photo

Zachariah L. Grisham | LaPorte County Sheriff's office photo

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Updated: October 18, 2013 6:19AM



A man has been charged with reckless homicide Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of his girlfriend’s toddler Sunday afternoon in a northwest Indiana mobile home park.

Zachariah L. Grisham, 24, shot 3-year-old Lance Wilson about 3:35 p.m. Sunday in the Terrace Acres Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of West U.S. 20 near Michigan City, Ind., according to a statement from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s office.

The boy was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

Grisham has been living with the boy’s mother at a trailer in the Terrace Acres park, police said.

He was charged Monday with one felony count each of reckless homicide and neglect of a dependent, police said. LaPorte Superior Court Judge Steven King ordered Grisham held on a $100,000 bond and he remains in custody at the LaPorte County Jail.

The sheriff’s office and Michigan City police investigated the incident.



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