How many times in our childhood have we played the game – Chor Sipahi?? Bohot baar haina..?
But for this Chicago family, the game turned out to be a complete disaster.
A 6-year-old boy fatally shot his 3-year-old brother while playing “cops and robbers” and the father, Michael Santiago has been charged with felony child endangerment.
Michael was a former street gang member and bought the gun from a gang member for protection. He had testified for the prosecution in a murder trial of another gang member.
According to the police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the older boy, whose name was withheld, found a loaded revolver on top of a refrigerator and shot little brother Eian Santiago while their father was at work.
The incident happened when the boys were in the care of their grandfather, while their father was at work and their mother at a store.
Santiago did not enter a plea during the brief hearing and his next court date has been set for November 9, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Santiago, who is free on bond, faces up to five years in prison if convicted.