45 year-old James Williams Johnson of Garner has been charged with felony child abuse after police say he accidentally shot his 14-year-old son overnight. He was charged with negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury. Police said the 14-year-old boy was transported to WakeMed where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.
The shooting took place shortly before 12:31 a.m. Saturday morning at 919 Powell Drive. Police confirmed that the suspect is the father of the injured teen. The incident is still under investigation.