YAKIMA. (AP) — A Union Gap man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the fatal shooting of his 10-year-old grandson.

The Herald-Republic reports that 58-year-old Steven Reedy entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to manslaughter and unlawful firearms possession in connection with last year's incident. He was released on his own recognizance.

Nathaniel Reedy-McCoy was struck in the chest as he stood with his grandfather outside a trailer early on March 8, 2015. He died at a hospital.

Reedy told police the boy was shot after they went outside to check on a generator that had been unplugged. He has denied killing his grandson.

An autopsy found the boy was shot at close range, and Union Gap investigators determined Reedy was the only person near him at the time.

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