POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man was charged with manslaughter after a toddler died in an accidental shooting Saturday, deputies said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said deputies and rescue personnel responded to a home on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Pompano Beach for a shooting call.
Upon arrival, first responders found a 2-year-old who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.
According to deputies, the child was shot by an unsecured gun — which belonged to Lius Appolon, 33, of Pompano Beach.
The sheriff’s office said the child was taken to a hospital where they died from their injury.
Appolon was arrested on one count of manslaughter with a firearm. Deputies said the child’s death is still under investigation.