Police: Father mishandles gun, fatally shoots toddler
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 19-month-old boy was shot to death in Louisiana and police have arrested his father on a manslaughter charge.
The shooting happened Friday night in Shreveport, shortly after 6 p.m., according to a police news release.
Investigators believe the child’s father was mishandling a firearm when it discharged, striking the child in the chest, police said Saturday in a news release.
The child died later at Oschner LSU Hospital. The coroner identified the child as Kayson Wright.
Police said Derrick Wright, 29, was jailed on a manslaughter charge in the death of his son.
Jail records were not immediately available and it was unclear if he had an attorney who could speak for him.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
'We can see the end': Louisiana health officials prepare to distribute state's...
Major firefighter organizations urge state leaders to prioritize first responders for COVID-19...
Louisiana may begin receiving vaccines by January
Louisiana to change SNAP schedule
Supreme Court struggles with decision involving non-unanimous juries
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...