ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The father of the 18-month-old child shot and killed by a BB gun in an Atlanta apartment complex was charged with murder on Friday afternoon.
According to Atlanta Police, the child's father, 23-year-old Jesse Sellers fired the shot on accident. Sellers will be charged with 2nd degree cruelty to children and felony murder.
Neighbors said the baby, Jesstin Sellers, was trembling when the ambulance arrived shortly after.
Police said Sellers was trying to scare his young son with the BB rifle, and did not realize it was loaded. The father usually kept the gun stored away.
The baby's mother and father live in the apartment home. They have several children ages, 2, 3 and 5. The 18-month-old was their youngest, witnesses said.
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