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Man charged after bullet lands in 7-year-old child's bed in Johnson County, Missouri

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 12:58:54-04

JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo. -- A man is facing several charges for shooting into a Johnson County, Missouri, house earlier this month, including two for child endangerment after one of the bullets landed in a child’s bedroom.

In addition to the child endangerment charges, prosecutors have also charged Ejyah Sheridan, 17, with one count of unlawful use of a weapon and property damage in connection to the incident on Oct. 4 in rural Johnson County.

Court documents said that one of the shots Sheridan fired into a home traveled through an outside wall and into a child’s bedroom. The bullet passed over the bed of a five-year-old child, struck a picture frame and eventually landed in the 7-year-old's bed.

The children were hurt.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers spotted a car believed to be that of the suspect a short-time later and pulled the driver over, identified as Sheridan. Troopers located a .380-caliber handgun in the car.

In an interview with investigators, Sheridan admitted to shooting the gun toward some reflective signs located near the victim’s house.