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Sheriff: Madison County man shot 9-year-old in the chest while playing a ‘game'

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Morrisville man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a 9-year-old child in the chest during a “game.” 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Edward Highers was playing a game with a 9-year-old boy called “one pump” where each would pump the BB gun and shoot each other.

On July 12, deputies say Highers pumped the gun several times and shot the boy in the chest causing the BB to become lodged inside the boy’s skin next to his heart.

The boy is listed in critical condition.

Highers has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare on a child. 

Highers was arraigned at The Town of Hamilton Court and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.  
 


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