New Charges And No Bail For Parent That Shot Child

by Alex Lloyd Gross

April 26, 2023

Everyone , just about is in agreement that Nicholas Pagan did not intend to shoot his  five year old son in the pelvis.  It was an accident. Pagan mishandled a gun and it went off unintentionally.  The caveat is that Nicholas Pagan was on house arrest for a conviction for an illegal gun possession charge. In other words, he should never have been holding that gun.




It was just after 9:00 AM when police got a call for a child shot on the 200 block of West Fisher Ave.  It was in the living room where the incident happened.  Police obtained security camera footage and it shows some of the shooting,  Pagan had three friends over  when the shooting happened. They ran away prior to police arrival. One of them may have the gun because police cannot locate it.

Police did locate and confiscate a shotgun that was on the second floor of the house. There was also a nine year old in the house at the time of the shooting, police said.




The DA’s Office has charged Nicholas Pagan with Aggravated Assault, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, Simple Assault, and 2 counts each of VUFA 6105, Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. As this case involves child victims of the defendant, it will be prosecuted by the DA’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. PPD investigation of this incident remains active and ongoing.

Pagan is being held on $2 million bail + Stay Away Order from the victims, and a court detainer is expected, making him ineligible for pre-trial release on cash bail, District Attorney  Larry Krasner said.




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