Lake County authorities have charged 26 year-old Galen Hawk with negligent homicide in the shooting death of a three year-old boy n Wednesday evening.

Public Information Officer Karen Sargeant said Hawk will make his first court appearance either later Friday or on Monday.

"Hawk is not related to the victim, but resides at the home where the shooting occurred," Sargeant said. "The state medical examiner determined that the child died from a single gunshot wound to the torso. The firearm was a small-caliber handgun."

Sargeant said the residence where the shooting occurred is located between St, Ignatius and Ronan, east on the mountainside of Highway 93 on Eagle Pass Trail.

Sargeant said the child's name is not being released due to the fact that he was a minor.