Complaint: Kenosha man shot 3-year-old sister, attempted to treat her with Tylenol and popsicles

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An 18-year-old Kenosha man has been charged with several counts in connection with a shooting that injured his 3-year-old sister.

Christian Koleske faces the following:

  • First degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon, repeater
  • Possession of a firearm by adjudicated delinquent, repeater
  • Neglecting a child - consequence is great bodily harm, repeater
  • Solicitation of harboring or aiding a felon - falsifying information, repeater

According to a criminal complaint, Koleske was babysitting his younger sister, along with a 19-year-old Kenosha woman named Dynasty Cooper. There was also Koleske's 1-year-old son inside the residence at the time of the incident.

Dynasty told investigators, according to the complaint, she was in another room of the home when she heard a gunshot and learned 1-year-old Iyana had been injured. The girl was struck by a bullet in her thigh but survived. The complaint says medical records incidate, “although no bony or neurovascular damage, appropriate muscular healing and risk for infection are still a significant concern, and she still has the possibility of some motor deficit related to poor healing.”

The complaint says while Dynasty tended to the victim, Koleske allegedly made a phone call to a friend telling them to "come and get the gun." Shortly after, Dynasty told officials someone arrived at the home and took the gun.

Investigators interviewed Koleske, who reportedly denied having a firearm at any point. Koleske told investigators Iyana was shot by someone from outside the residence.

The complaint says when the detective spoke to Koleske about how the shot that struck Iyana was an accident and he probably didn't mean to harm her, and Koleske allegedly seemed to agree and he did not mean to shoot her.

Koleske told investigators he tried to take care of Iyana by giving her Tylenol and wrapping the wound with a towel, and he even tried using popsicles to help with the pain to slow the bruising.

According to the complaint, Koleske stated because he was on probation he was never going to call the police or 911. When the detective pointed out Iyana could have died, Koleske was allegedly adamant he would not call the police.

Koleske is due in court for his initial appearance May 19.

A charge of child neglect was also referred against Cooper.

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