1-year-old child shot with BB gun dies, father charged
The child was shot in the chest and died at a local hospital; family members say the shooting was an accident
The Associated Press
ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta police say a father has been charged with felony murder in the BB gun shooting death of his 18-month-old son.
Officer Kim Y. Jones says the boy's father, 23-year-old Jesse L. Sellers, was arrested Friday and also charged with cruelty to children.
Jones says police were called to an apartment complex in the morning on a report of a child shot in the chest. Police say the boy died at Grady Hospital.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sellers was being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. The boy's uncle, Willie Dickerson, told the newspaper the shooting was an accident.
Police say they recovered a BB gun from inside the apartment.
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