Louisiana father shoots, kills toddler son while mishandling gun, police say

According to The Associated Press, the gun went off Friday evening as Derrick Wright, 29, of Shreveport, mishandled the weapon, police said.

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According to The Associated Press, the gun went off Friday evening as Derrick Wright, 29, of Shreveport, mishandled the weapon, police said.

A Louisiana father is behind bars after police said he shot and killed his toddler son while mishandling a gun.

According to The Associated Press, the gun went off Friday evening as Derrick Wright, 29, of Shreveport, mishandled the weapon, police said. A bullet struck his 19-month-old son, Kayson, in the chest, killing him, the news agency reported.

Wright was arrested on a manslaughter charge and is being held on $250,000 bond, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

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