Authorities: Ga. toddler dies in BB gun shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — 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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