JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man has been charged with shooting his 8-year-old child after giving a lesson on gun safety as he put a pistol away.
The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that 45-year-old Phillip Lumas Sr. of Jefferson City was charged Tuesday with felony second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
Police wrote in a statement that Lumas said he gave the brief gun safety lesson after the 8-year-old and a 6-year-old asked about his pistols. Court documents say the shooting was accidental.
The 8-year-old was shot early Tuesday and hospitalized in stable condition.