CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say a man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old son, who found his father’s gun and shot himself.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Antonio Thomas Cureton was arrested Sunday and sits in the Mecklenburg County Jail.
A news release says detectives determined Amor Cureton gained access to the unsecured firearm and fired it, fatally injuring himself.
The father is also accused of unlawful possession of firearms by a convicted felon and the failure to secure one to protect a minor.
He faces a court appearance on Tuesday.