ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a father has been charged with felony murder after his 18-month-old boy was shot with a BB gun and later died of his injuries.
Officer Kim Y. Jones says the boy's father, 23-year-old Jesse L. Sellers, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony murder and cruelty to children. Jones says police were called to an apartment complex Friday morning after receiving a report of a child shot in the chest. Police say the boy was taken to Grady Hospital and later died.
Sources reported that 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.