UPDATE: Bronx dad charged after 8-year-old boy accidentally shot himself

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The father of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself inside their apartment on Monday afternoon is now facing criminal charges, police reported.

Rajon Grant, 43, was taken into custody shortly after the gun went off and critically injured his son at their home on Fordham Hill Oval at about 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 18.

Police sources said the boy, who had found the gun and had been playing with it, remains hospitalized in critical condition at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Grant currently faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Additional charges against him may be made depending on the results of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

This is a developing story, check back at www.bxtimes.com for updates soon

 

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