Man charged after toddler shoots self in head in Atlanta

Georgia News

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a 31-year-old man has been charged after a toddler shot himself in the head.

An Atlanta police spokesman says Sunday that the 2-year-old boy remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police arrested Dontavious Wells on charges of cruelty to children, reckless conduct, possession of a stolen gun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police did not say if Wells is related to the injured child, whose name has not been released.

Police found the child seriously wounded at a home Saturday and said he appeared to have shot himself accidentally.

It was not immediately known if Wells had an attorney.

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