NewsCovering Louisiana


Man arrested after 3-year-old shoots 6-year-old sibling

Posted at 4:56 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 17:56:05-05

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is facing multiple charges after his 3-year-old child accidentally shot and wounded a 6-year-old sibling, authorities said.

Two children were left in a car with a gun while the man went inside a discount store in Geismar on Oct. 1, The Advocate reported. The 3-year-old shot and wounded the older child with a pistol before the man returned.

The 6-year-old was taken to a hospital by helicopter and is recovering.

Arthur Robertson, 31, was charged with improper supervision of a minor, delinquency of a juvenile plus two drug offenses, sheriff’s officials said in a statement Thursday. He was jailed with bail set at $3,500.

Court records were not immediately available to show whether Robertson had an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple,Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel