6yo boy accidentally shot and killed 3yo brother while playing “cops and robbers”

A six-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his three-year-old brother while playing “cops and robbers” in Chicago.

It’s believed the pair were playing on Saturday when the older boy reached on top of the fridge and grabbed the loaded hand gun, which was allegedly obtained illegally from a gang member.

The older boy then shot his younger brother in the face.


He was rushed to hospital, however passed away later that night.

The boy’s 25-year-old father was arrested on a felony child endangerment charge.

The court heard the father kept the gun on top of the fridge for protection because he was a “former gang member who snitched on a gang member in a murder trial.”

Bail was set at $A103,360.