DETROIT, MI – Melvin Cooley Cline, III, 34-years-old, of Detroit, had been charged in connection with the shooting of his three-year-old son, Melvin Cooley Cline, IV.
On May 8, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., at a residence in the 5900 block of Marcus in Detroit, it is alleged that during an argument between Cline and his child’s mother, the toddler picked up a firearm in the living room. The weapon discharged, striking the child. The child was privately conveyed to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
Cline pleaded guilty today to Child Abuse – Second degree and Felony Firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced September 13, 2018 before Judge Ramsey.