‘Worst dad in the world!’ Michael Christopher Glance, 32, shot two-year-old son in the face during a heated argument with toddler’s mom, leaving the child in a critical condition and 100 stitches, after five surgeries
Michigan man is arrested for shooting his two-year-old son in the face with a shotgun during a heated argument with the boy’s mom
Michael Christopher Glance, is said to have shot two-year-old Ryker Glance outside his Blackman Township home in Jackson County on April 16, leaving the toddler in a critical condition after five surgeries
Prosecutors say that the 32-year-old Jackson County man intentionally shot his son in the face while the boy was strapped in a car seat in the back of his mother’s car
Two-year-old Ryker is battling for his life with 100 stitches to the head and had five life-saving and reconstructive surgeries in 24 hours to repair his face, hand, arm and lungs
Glance allegedly, then chased the boy’s mother, Nicole McCarthy, in an attempt to shoot her with a handgun
Gun malfunctioned and did not fire, prompting Glace to flee the scene
Glance was charged with three counts each of assault with intent to murder and felony firearms, petition filed with Child Protective Services to terminate his parental rights
Currently being held at the Jackson County Jail with bond set at $10million, he faces up to a life in prison if convicted
Michael Christopher Glance [L-R] was charged with three counts each of assault with intent to murder and felony firearms. He could face up to life in prison
A father allegedly shot his two-year-old son in the face during a domestic dispute with the boy’s mother.
Michael Christopher Glance, 32, of Michigan is accused of shooting Ryker Glance outside his Blackman Township home in Jackson County, Michigan on April 16.
Nicole and her son Ryker reportedly, were viciously attacked outside of their home, a result of ongoing domestic violence.
Ryker, days just had his 2nd birthday, was hit by a shotgun blast to his face and hand and was transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Health where he was stabilized and then air lifted to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Prosecutors say Glance intentionally shot Ryker in the face while the boy was strapped in a car seat in the back of his mother’s car.
Glance is said to have then chased mother-of-three, Nicole McCarthy, in an attempt to shoot her with a handgun. The gun malfunctioned and did not fire, prompting him to flee.
A GoFundMe set up to help pay Ryker Glance’s medical bills reads: ‘As a result of his injuries, Ryker has had five surgeries in the past 24 hours to repair his face, hand, arm and lungs.
‘He had titanium placed in his jaw and surgeons have reconstructed his mouth, gums and nose. Ryker now has over 100 stitches in his face post-surgery and is still listed in critical care with a ventilator and feeding tube installed in his stomach.
‘He has a long road of recovery ahead with more surgeries to come.’
Glance was arraigned on April 18 via video for multiple felony charges connected to the shooting,’ his grandfather wrote.
‘He has a long road of recovery ahead with more surgeries to come.
So far, the crowdfunding has raised $29,000 of the $40,000 goal. The boy’s grandfather, Doug McCarthy, told MLive.com Thursday: ‘[Ryker’s] doctors have been fantastic, and we’ve had so many people tell me they were praying for him and offering support.
‘The doctors at Mott [C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor], are miracle workers.’
Police respond to the shooting of the two-year-old by his rampaging father in Jackson County, MI., on April 16
Doug said his daughter has not left her son’s side since he was injured.
‘Her children are her life,’ the grandfather said of the mother-of-three.
The GoFundMe has raised just under $30,000 of its $40,000 goal.
‘We are enlisting your help to raise funds to assist with any medical expenses, lodging, travel, lost wages and any other expenses incurred during this difficult time for the family,’ the fundraiser states.
An update on Sunday said: ‘Ryker continues to be in critical condition but he is stable. His fever broke yesterday but he also had a breathing and heart rate drop.
‘Doctors worked to figure out why and get his heart rate back to normal and were successful. They are concerned to what caused it to drop and are going to do further tests. Ryker has another surgery scheduled for Tuesday to work on his hand.’
Glance was charged with three counts each of assault with intent to murder and felony firearms. He is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail with a bond set at $10million.
He could face up to a life in prison.
A petition has been filed with Child Protective Services to terminate his parental rights.