Skip to content

Police: Dad Cleaning Gun Shoots Toddler

by on May 15, 2013

fox8.com

TULLAHOMA, TN (WSMV) — A Tennessee man is accused of shooting his 13-month-old baby girl Sunday night while cleaning a handgun at the family’s home.

Kevin Sayre, 26, faces a charge of aggravated assault after police said he was cleaning the 9mm gun at his apartment in Tullahoma when the weapon fired, striking the baby in the chest.

The baby’s parents drove her to the emergency room at a nearby hospital, and a medical helicopter then transported her to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

“It’s horrible, and I’m in such disbelief that something like this would happen,” said neighbor Vannis Herrin.

The child is listed in critical but stable condition.

“We’re always disappointed, astounded, surprised when we heard of someone who is handling a firearm recklessly, neglectfully,” said Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell.

Sayre was arrested at Vanderbilt and then taken to jail.

Sayre is held on $20,000 bond, and…

View original post 35 more words

From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: