Man charged in death of 3-year-old boy is arraigned

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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Demetrius Peals, 22, and Kinesha Boyd, 20, both of Detroit in connection with the fatal shooting of Boyd's three-year-old son Kyrei Boyd.  

On December 6, at 7:20 p.m. medics were called to an apartment shared by Boyd and Peals to transport Boyd's son for treatment for a gunshot wound to the face. 

Kyrei was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Police believe that Peal left a loaded firearm accessible to Kyrei while the child was in his care and a resident of his household. 

It is also believed that Peal knowingly and intentionally tampered with the evidence.  

It is alleged that Boyd failed to provide a safe environment for her child and permitted Peals, a person known to carry a gun in the home to have access to her child.  

Peals is facing a number of charges including involuntary manslaughter and second degree child abuse.

The investigation for this is ongoing.