To be clear I don't believe this young child knew what they were doing. No doubt they've witnessed their Father commit more than one violent act with a firearm after something like this. They were scared for their Father and they just freaked out. Thankfully no one was injured by the single bullet and the officers DIDN'T shoot the child or children in this case.
According to the report filed "An officer noticed the boy pointing the gun toward other officers and hit it, causing the bullet to strike the side of the building" , reports say. The father was later convicted of child abuse and assault for this incident.
photo: the unified police dept.