The father of a 3-year-old boy who shot himself in the head told a judge that he doesn’t believe he is at fault.
Amir Porter was visiting his father Devante Porter at an Intown Suites motel in Douglasville, Georgia on Saturday when he “allegedly got access to a gun and shot himself in the head.”
According to the child’s mother, Ciera Scott, Porter lied to first responders about what happened and told dispatchers the child hit his head on a mini fridge in the hotel room.
“I don’t understand how you could call in with a lie like that,” Scott said. “Don’t y’all think the paramedics would have been there quicker if y’all would have told them my baby got shot?”
Paramedics knew something was wrong when the child’s injuries appeared to be a gunshot wound.
They found a bullet hole in the ceiling.
At a hearing on Monday, a detective testified that Porter, Jermecia Martin, and another man had been partying all night.
The other man was gone when police arrived, and the gun used in the shooting was also gone.
During his court appearance on Monday, Devante Porter told Judge Susan Camp that police “didn’t have anything on him” and they were not telling the whole story.
At one point, he said, “Come on, bruh,” and walked away from the podium.
Judge Camp denied bond for Porter and Martin, who have been charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children 2nd degree, reckless conduct, false statements, and tampering with evidence.
3-year-old Amir Porter remains in critical condition on a ventilator.
“But he’s doing a lot of movement and the doctors say those are good signs,” Scott said.
A GoFundMe has been set up to assist in Amir’s recovery, medical, and financial expenses during this challenging time.
Please join me in sending up prayers for Amir and his mother, Ciera.