Grandfather Arrested For Child Shot In Clay Co.

Grandfather Arrested For Child Shot In Clay Co.

UPDATE 9:45p.m. Saturday:

Clay County Sheriffs arrested 56-year-old Danny Eugene Bowman in connection to the death of his grandson, 9-year-old Daniel Wiley.

Bowman is charged with a second degree felony count of Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

He told Sheriff's deputies he left his shotgun out while he went to the store, and left Wiley and his 13-year-old brother at the house with their elderly great-grandmother.

According to the affidavit, the 13-year-old got the shotgun and brought it outside to his younger brother. The shotgun fell, and when the 13-year-old went to pick it up, one round shot in Wiley's face, killing him.

Bowman was taken to Clay Co. jail and his bond has been set at $50,000.


A 9-year-old boy died Friday evening, after suffering from a gunshot wound.

Clay County officials confirm the incident happened on the corner of Whitaker Rd. and FM 1883.

No details have been released on how the little boy was shot, or if there were other people involved.

We will continue to bring you updates, as new information becomes available.