Seven-Year-Old Shot And Killed After Startling Man Sleeping On Couch

By Bill Galluccio

August 16, 2019

Willie Sankey, 32

Authorities in Alabama have charged a 32-year-old man with murder after he allegedly shot a seven-year-old boy who startled him in the middle of the night. Police say Omarion Greenhouse woke up just before 1 a.m. and got out his bed. The young boy walked into the living room where Willie Sankey was sleeping on the couch.

The boy startled Sankey, who woke up, grabbed his gun and shot the child. When paramedics arrived, the boy was still alive and he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sankey was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. He was charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

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