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A Michigan dad is accused of shooting his 2-year-old son in the face with a shotgun, critically injuring him, in the midst of a heated argument with the child’s mother.
Michael Christopher Glance, 32, was arraigned last Thursday on attempted murder charges for the shooting, which left the toddler in critical condition, WILX in Onondaga, Michigan reports.
During the argument, Glance initially held a pistol to his son’s temple and tried to shoot him but the gun misfired, prosecutors say.
“That child’s life was spared, but some might question how much of his life was spared because he wasn’t done yet,” Jackson County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kati Rezmierski said in court on Thursday.
After the pistol misfired, the boy’s mother took the child out of the house and tried to escape, according to MLive. She brought him to a car, strapped him into a car seat but Glance allegedly came out carrying a shotgun.
“He pointed the shotgun at the same 2-year-old son of his that was strapped defenseless in the back seat of the car,” Rezmierski said, according to WILX. "He pointed it at him and blew off half of his face."
Glance also allegedly chased the child's mother with the pistol and tried to shoot her, failing before fleeing.
The father has been charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder and felony firearms. He is now being held on $10 million. He’s due back in court on May 1.
It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
He faces up to life in prison.
The child, identified as Ryker by a GoFundMe page that appears to be set up for the child, underwent five surgeries in 24 hours and is expected to have to endure further surgeries as a result of the shooting.
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