CHARGES FILED: Father Arrested In Child’s Death


The father of a four-year-old child who died from a gunshot wound to the chest has been charged in her death.

Lillium Mead died April 21st after what police are calling an accidental shooting at her family’s apartment at 2746 Fleur Drive.

Her father, 24-year-old Adam Mead, turned himself in to authorities Thursday. He is charged with two counts of failure to secure a loaded weapon from a minor, one count of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, and one count of involuntary manslaughter.

A police report says Mead was moving some things around in the bedroom April 21st when Lillium asked if she could watch. He said she could. He placed a loaded .45 caliber handgun onto a dresser and told police he turned his back for a few seconds and that’s when he heard a gunshot. He turned around and saw his daughter with a shocked look on her face and noticed the front of her shirt was turning red.

Mead was booked into the Polk County Jail but has already posted bond and been released.


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