Davonta ‘DJ’ Michel Jr Wiki – Bio
A young Davonta ‘DJ’ Michel Jr was shot and killed on Wednesday night, February 22, while he and his brother were playing with a loaded gun at their Raceland home. The two 6-year-old boys discovered the gun in their father’s bedroom in the 2000 block of La. 182, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The shot killed Davonta ‘DJ’ who was the younger of the two brothers by a few months.
The police report says the children’s grandfather, who was at the home with the children, called 911 around 7:45 p.m. m. to report that the boy had been shot. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The two brothers were allegedly playing with a loaded gun that they discovered in one of the bedrooms. The firearm accidentally went off during their game, hitting Michel.
Davonta ‘DJ’ Michel Jr was 6 years old.
Boy, 6, dies after being shot at Raceland
“They [grandfather] found [the gun] in her father’s bedroom, and they were unaware there were firearms in the residence,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Brennan Matherne said. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the children’s mother and father were not home at the time of the shooting; instead, they were with his grandfather and his grandmother. The entire family resides in the same house, according to local news outlet Daily Comet. Police said in their statement that CPR was administered at the scene and the boy was transported to a local hospital by ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead.
The investigation is ongoing. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services also responded to the scene. Officials said Lafourche Parish Public Schools Superintendent Jarod Martin announced that “counseling services will be provided at Lockport Lower Elementary School, where Michel had been attending first grade.” As this is a developing story.
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