PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Police in Paducah say they charged a man with manslaughter after he admitted to police that he accidentally shot and killed a 3-year-old boy at his home.
Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry told The Paducah Sun that officers responded to the home on North 12th Street on Saturday afternoon where they found the boy suffering from a single gunshot wound.
Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the boy, who was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The boy, whose name was not released, died at 8:30 p.m.
Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas D. Barbee was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Detective Sgt. Brian Laird said Barbee admitted during questioning to accidentally shooting the child.