Louisville man who fired stray bullet gets federal charges


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Louisville man who fired a stray bullet that killed a 7-year-old boy in 2017 has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges.

Twenty-five-year-old Wyatt Lamar Williams was charged in October with three counts of being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm.

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Investigators say Williams fired several shots while playing dice in May 2017.

One of those bullets went into 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr.’s home and he died.

Williams was also found guilty on state charges of manslaughter.