HEBRON, Md. - Maryland State Police say a Hebron man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of his 4-year-old son.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jamal Woolford Sr. was arrested Tuesday evening after being indicted by a grand jury in the shooting that occurred earlier this month. Woolford is also charged reckless endangerment, permitting firearm access by a minor, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a school zone, manufacturing cocaine, manufacturing cocaine in a school zone, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession/use of a firearm involving a drug trafficking crime, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a regulated firearm knowing it to be stolen, theft of a firearm, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police said that it was on the evening March 5 that Woolford's son accidentally shot himself in the chest and wounded his mother, 24-year-old Shanice A. Kellam, while they were asleep in their home on Old Railroad Road in Hebron. The boy was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators determined that the boy got the gun from the bedroom where his father kept it.
Wooldford is being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond.