Dad Charged With Intentionally Shooting 2-Year-Old Son In The Face With A Shotgun

Michael Glance acted “intentionally” during a fight with the boy's mom; the baby had “half his face” blown off and is in critical condition.

April 24, 2019
Mug shot of Michael Christopher Glance [Jackson County Sheriff’s Office]

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Mug shot of Michael Christopher Glance [Jackson County Sheriff’s Office]

By: Mike McPadden

JACKSON, MI — A Michigan father has been charged with attempted murder after prosecutors say he intentionally shot his two-year-old son in the face with a shotgun during an argument with the boy’s mother.

Michael Christopher Glance, 32, allegedly first attempted to kill two-year-old Ryker Glance while fighting at home with Nicole McCarthy, the baby’s mom, last Tuesday.

Jackson County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kati Rezmierski said at Glance’s arraignment on Thursday, “For whatever reason, Mr. Glance decided to take his anger out on his two-year-old child that day.”

According to the prosecutor, while inside the couple’s residence, Glance placed a pistol directly against Ryker's temple and squeezed the trigger, but the gun misfired.

McCarthy immediately rushed Ryker out of the house and into her car, where she strapped the baby in and prepared to take off. Glance, however, followed her out with a shotgun and took aim again.

“He pointed the gun directly at his son and blew half of his face off,” Rezmierski said.

As McCarthy attempted to drive away, Glance reportedly gave chase and attempted to fire the malfunctioning handgun at her before finally giving up and fleeing.

Responders rushed Ryker to Henry Ford Allegiance Health for emergency treatment. The baby was then transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Ryker’s medical bills.

Magistrate Judge Fred Bishop oversaw Glance’s arraignment last Thursday, charging the suspect with three counts of assault with intent to murder and felony firearms. Glance is being held on $10 million bond.

Read more: Michigan Live, WLKY, WILX

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