A West Side woman who was charged after her 8-year-old son was shot while he and another child played with a gun was ordered held on $75,000 bond Thursday.
Micquelyn Biles, 31, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
About 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Biles’ son and another child, both 8 years old, found a handgun inside the apartment in the 3700 block of West 13th Street, police said.
While the children were playing with the gun, it accidentally discharged one time, striking Biles’ son in the abdomen, police said.
A family member brought the boy to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
Biles, a felon, initially told authorities she didn’t know the weapon was in her home, but further investigation revealed the gun belonged to her boyfriend and that she was lying, police said.
Thursday, she was ordered held on $75,000 bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office website. She is scheduled to appear in court again April 14.