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Jennings facing manslaughter charge after death of 3-year-old

Jalen Jennings (Photo Source: Meridian Police Department)
Jalen Jennings (Photo Source: Meridian Police Department)(WTOK)
Published: Jan. 2, 2017 at 3:58 PM CST
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One person has been charged with manslaughter after the shooting death of a 3-year-old in Meridian.

21-year-old Jalen Lakeith Jennings has been charged with culpable negligence manslaughter, possession of a stolen firearm and tampering with evidence.

The child was shot on December 30th at Azalea Park Apartments around 9:30. Police say Jennings was charged with manslaughter because he left the firearm unattended.

Investigators aren't commenting much more about what happened until an autopsy comes back.

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