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Father charged after 3-year-old found gun, shot himself

8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Saturday, February 06 2021 Feb 6, 2021 February 06, 2021 9:13 AM February 06, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man is facing multiple charges after a toddler found a gun and accidentally shot himself earlier this week. 

Police said Desundre Whitfield was arrested on Thursday for the Feb. 1 shooting that sent his 3-year-old son to a hospital. The incident happened at a home in the area of Scenic Hwy and 75th Avenue.

Police said earlier this week that the child's father claimed the boy found a weapon in the home and accidentally shot himself with it. The 3-year-old is expected to survive his injuries.

Whitfield face charges of improper supervision of a juvenile, felon in possession of a weapon and obstruction of justice. No other details related to his arrest were immediately released.

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