EBRSO: Father Arrested After Child Shot Himself In The Head

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The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested the father of a three-year-old that authorities say accidentally shot himself.

Officials say 26-year-old Deetroy Watkins told investigators one of his friends left a gun on his couch, and he made no effort afterwards to hide the gun from the child.

The three-year-old shot himself with the gun on Sunday, and is in the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Watkins is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and negligent injuring.

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