POLICE: Man Accidentally Shoots And Kills Young Son
March 1, 2021 9:12AM PST
OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) – A 4-year-old shot in the head in Othello, Washington, has died and his father was arrested.
Felipe Tapia-Perez was booked into the Adams County Jail on investigation of second-degree manslaughter, possession of a stolen gun and alien in possession of a firearm.
That’s according to Othello police.
Tapia-Perez told investigators on Saturday that he accidentally fired the gun, striking his 4-year-old son in the head.
The family drove the boy to a hospital and the child was to be flown to a Spokane hospital.
It was not clear Sunday if he died before he could be transferred.
Officials say Tapia-Perez was cooperating with police.