A 23-year-old Georgia man was charged with felony murder on Friday, in the BB-gun shooting death of his 18-month-old son, authorities said.
Officer Kim Y. Jones said the boy’s father, Jesse L. Sellers, was arrested Friday and also charged with cruelty to children.
Jones said police were called to an apartment complex in the morning on a report of a child shot in the chest. Police said the boy later 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 said they recovered a BB gun from inside the apartment.