A 23-year-old Oakland man has been charged with three felony counts for the accidental shooting of his 1-year-old son last week, prosecutors said today. Onisema Tua, 23, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count each of child abuse, carrying a concealed firearm within his vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in a city.
According to Oakland police, the boy was with his family in a stroller in the vicinity of the Eastmont Town Centre in the 2600 block of 73rd Avenue at about 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 11 when he was struck by gunfire in an accidental discharge. Police said after the shooting that the boy was in stable condition at a local hospital but police didn’t respond today to a request for updated information on the boy’s condition or additional details about the shooting. Tua, who is being held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $180,000 bail, is scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court on Sept. 25 for a pretrial hearing.
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