Posted: Feb 8, 2012 6:08 PM
Updated: Feb 8, 2012 6:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - BRPD arrested a father whose infant was killed Wednesday morning from an apparent self-inflicted shot to the head.
Authorities arrested Shawn Dean, 26, 2944 Iroquois St. and charged him with 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile and felon in possession of a firearm.
Investigators believe Dean left a handgun accessible in his residence and that his 4-year old son accidentally shot himself in the head with it while the mother was asleep.
Police believe Dean was out on an errand at the time and hid the gun before police arrived.
Police say the gun was found hidden in a field near the home. The investigation is continuing.