“UPDATE: As of Saturday, June 2nd, according to the Clark County Detention Center’s website, the involuntary manslaughter charge was no longer listed for Michael Logan.”
Michael Logan, 26, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, child abuse, and neglect, along with possession of a gun by a prohibited person. Police connected Logan to the gun involved in Messiah Logan’s shooting death.
It happened at an apartment complex located near Nellis and Las Vegas boulevards.
The I-Team has learned investigators are still trying to figure out who pulled the trigger and whether or not the toddler accidentally shot himself. Investigators are also looking into whether an effort was made to remove the gun from the home after the toddler was shot, which was before police arrived at the scene.
The child’s parents talked with the I-Team on Thursday, claiming the gun was left in the home by another child who was visiting, and the toddler pushed down on the trigger shooting himself.
The mother told the I-Team her 5-year-old son was also inside the home during the shooting but he was not injured. Michael Logan told the I-Team the gun involved was not his since he is on probation and prohibited from having a gun.
On Wednesday, Metro Police Lieutenant Ray Spencer told reporters it appeared several children from the apartment complex were visiting, one of them brought a gun, and a child accidentally shot the toddler.
“If you have a gun, you need to make sure it’s locked, and your kids can’t get it cause these are the types of situations that can happen,” Lt. Spencer said.
Harvey Perry who says he is a cousin of the mother spoke exclusively to the I-Team about the incident.
“I’m not pointing the finger in any way,” Perry said. “I just want the truth. I don’t think it was intentionally done. It was an accident. But the truth needs to come out, and I feel that it will.”
Logan bond was set for $31,000.