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Man charged in 3-year-old son’s accidental shooting UPDATED

District Attorney David Hollister released more details stemming from the accidental shooting that occurred Aug. 14 in Quincy involving a young boy.

Jason Michael Gilliam, age 41, of Quincy,  was charged Aug. 16 with a felony violation of Section 25100(a) of the Penal Code – Criminal Storage of a Firearm in the First Degree.

Gilliam was arrested on Aug. 14 following a situation where Gilliam’s 3-year-old son (previously reported as a 4-year-old) found Gilliam’s Taurus .40 caliber handgun and shot himself in the side. Though transported outside of Plumas County for a higher level of care, the 3-year-old victim is not believed to have sustained life threatening injuries.

Late this afternoon, Aug. 16, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said that the victim is in fair and stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister offered his appreciation for the timely and thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Hollister also noted the importance, especially during these chaotic times, of the proper storage of firearms as well as the need to really supervise our children to make sure they are safe and their physical and emotional needs are being met.

Gilliam remains housed at the Plumas County jail on $50,000 bail and will appear in court on Aug. 16.

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