A man was being arraigned Monday for the death of four-year-old Damon Holbrook who died from a gun shot to the head.
Joshua Greenhill faces charges of manslaughter with gross negligence of Holbrook.
Dundee Police reported Greenhill arrived around 4:20 p.m. at the Dundee home he lived with the victim's father. Authorities claim Greenhill removed his weapon and placed it inside a plastic carrying case. Five minutes later, a gunshot rang out according to police.
The toddler had been found with the case on the floor of Greenhill??s closet and shot himself. Holbrook was rushed to a hospital in Ann Arbor and was pronounced dead in less than an hour.
Family friends described the toddler as a ball of energy, giving him the nickname "Tank," for his stocky build. Dundee Police Chief Uhl told WNWO this case is a heartbreaking reminder.
??We all have to be more diligent of locking up your guns in homes and keeping them safe from children, it just has to be something that you have to be really conscious about," Uhl said.
Greenhill was released on his own recognizance until his next court date on September 4. Police said it's possible a more serious charge will arise.