Chase Dershem Wiki – Chase Dershem Biography
Chase Dershem, a Michigan man, faces charges after authorities say he left a loaded handgun unguarded around his girlfriend’s young son, and the boy found it and shot himself dead.
Chase Dershem has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and child abuse, PEOPLE confirms. Authorities say he left the firearm in the basement of the home he shared with the boy’s mother in Roseville, a Detroit suburb.
Chase Dershem Age
Chase is 29 years old.
Charges – Arrested
According to a police report obtained by the Detroit News, the 3-year-old found the gun and began playing with it. He unloaded, hitting him once. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. Other children in the house were unharmed.
Dershem was arrested without incident and booked into the Macomb County Jail. A judge set bail for him at $ 50,000, PEOPLE confirms. He still hasn’t paid the bail. If he is released, he must use a GPS monitoring device. His next court date is scheduled for September 15.
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“This is a very tragic incident that should have been avoided if the weapon was properly secured,” the Roseville Police Department said in a press release, according to WXYZ. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the boy’s family, friends, and first responders who responded to this tragedy.”
Dershem has yet to plead guilty and court records do not reflect an attorney authorized to speak on his behalf.