BRPD investigating shooting death of 4 year-old child


POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:03pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE - NBC33 has learned in that 26 year-old father Shawn Dean is facing charges in the death of his 4 year-old son.

He is being charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say the man left the handgun in a spot where his son could reach it. The gun was eventually found in a field near the home.

The investigation into this shooting is continuing.


The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy.

Officials say the incident happened just before 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Police were called to a home on Iroquois Street where the child was found dead.

No details regarding how the shooting occurred have been released. However, we do know another child was in the home and the parents are currently being questioned.

We’ll have updates related to this story as soon as they are available.

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