The family of a Dallas boy shot in the jaw wants charges
upgraded against the alleged gunman.
Dallas police said DJ Maiden, 8, was shot in the jaw by
Brian Cloninger, 46, in September at a Dallas apartment complex.
Maiden remains hospitalized with his jaw wired shut.
Maiden's family recently met with Dallas Police Chief David
Brown to seek a bump in the charge against Cloninger from injury to a child to
However, the possible penalties for an injury to a child
charge are greater than attempted murder.
Cloninger has a bond reduction hearing next week.
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