Cops believe a 3-year-old shot his 2-year-old brother to death and his mother, grandmother, and the mom’s boyfriend conspired to hide it

Family members gave conflicting information about what happened in early morning shooting.

When police responded to a call that 2-year-old had been shot early Thursday morning, they found the toddler in critical condition and conflicting stories about what happened from the five adults in the house, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Police Department said.

The child was rushed to a hospital, and detectives began searching for a man going by the name “BD,” who had fled from the apartment after the shooting, his involvement unknown.

By Friday afternoon, police had arrested the boy’s mother and grandmother and said “BD” was 20-year-old Keyshawn Lemont Cosey-Gray, identified as the mother’s boyfriend. But they still didn’t know what happened.

How do you protect your children from predators? Join Nancy Grace and a team of world-class experts for the online course ‘Justice Nation: Crime Stops Here’.

On Saturday, Cosey-Gray was arrested, but the boy succumbed to his injuries, CCXMedia reported.

Another day passed, and on Monday, Brooklyn Park Police Deputy Chief Mark Bruley said investigators believe that the boy’s 3-year-old brother got his hands on a loaded gun and fired the shot that killed his sibling, KARE11 said.

“Gunpowder residue on the hands, things like that, that we really try to piece together to determine, because essentially it was unwitnessed with what we have right now,” Bruley told CCXMedia.

Bruley said detectives were still waiting for results of forensic tests to make a final determination about what happened. The 3-year-old is two months short of his fourth birthday, he said.

The boys’ mother, 20-year-old Osheonia Nypre Hodges; their grandmother, 57-year-old Sherrillyn Kay Mosley; and Cosey-Gray have all been charged with covering up the details of the shooting after the fact.

The three “conspired to conceal what happened and hide evidence of what took place,” Bruley said.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast:

Join Nancy Grace for her new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most – your children.

[Featured image: Pixabay]