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Iowa man who possessed gun that boy fatally shot himself with sent to prison

Federal courthouse, Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who illegally possessed a gun that a 4-year-old boy used to fatally shoot himself has been sentenced to 2 months in federal prison.

On February 21, 2018, Daniel Henriksen from Elgin, Iowa, was sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing a gun that was used in an unintentional shooting when a four-year old boy shot himself in the head and died. Henriksen was the fourth defendant sentenced for a federal firearm offense involving a gun that was used in an unintentional shooting in the Northern District of Iowa since August 2016.

Henriksen had earlier pled guilty to one count of possessing a firearm while an unlawful user of marijuana.­ In a plea agreement, Henriksen admitted that on June 17, 2016, he possessed a Glock 36, .45 caliber handgun. He also admitted that he was an unlawful user of marijuana at the time he possessed this firearm.

Court records allege that on or about June 17, 2016, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel responded to Henriksen’s home in Elgin after receiving a 911 call reporting that a four-year old boy had shot himself in the head. Once at the residence, they located a child suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. The child was transported to Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa, where he was later pronounced dead.

Court records also allege that during the investigation of the child’s death, investigators determined that Henriksen was the owner of the firearm used in the shooting, which was a Glock 36, .45 caliber handgun. During a search of Henriksen’s residence, officers seized several items of drug paraphernalia, including marijuana smoking devices. Several of these items were analyzed at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory and tested positive for marijuana.

On February 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., the United States Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference to highlight these cases and the consequences of illegally possessing firearms.

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