Arizona police chief may face endangerment charges

YUMA, AZ - Cocopah's police chief could face endangerment charges after authorities said he left his handgun at an apartment and a 6-year old boy found it.

KSWT-TV reports that Yuma Police Department confirmed this week that it was investigating police chief James Spurgeon who left his gun after visiting a female acquaintance at an apartment.

Authorities say the next day a 6-year old boy found the handgun and pointed it at his father. Police say the father took the handgun away from his son and the boy said he found the gun on the floor.

Yuma police said it will submit a report to the Yuma County Attorney's Office for a review of possible charges.

The Cocopah Indian Tribe said the alleged action is definitely out of character for Spurgeon.

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