LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 21-year-old Lawrence man is charged with several felonies after an accidental shooting killed a toddler.
Bishop Mendoza was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and three other felonies. Officers responding to a shooting report at a Lawrence home on Sept. 17 found a 2-year-old critically wounded. The child, Legend King, later died. Police said at the time the shooting appeared to be accidental.
Court records indicate Mendoza is also accused of endangering a nearly 4-year-old child who was in the home at the time. Police have not released details of how the shooting happened.