An Indiana man blamed a two-year-old child for shooting him in the back after he decided to leave a loaded gun on the bed. "He shot me!" the 31-year-old gentleman, who faces felony charges, allegedly shouted to a woman who was out of the room.
Meanwhile, the toddler, lucky to be alive, suffered "injuries to his gunpowder-marked right pointer finger" that was blistered and swelling, according to ABC News, and continued to say "Owie" while staring at his finger.
Needless to say, the man, who wasn't even supposed to have a gun "because of prior felony convictions," was arrested.
Justin T. Wiley, 32, of Fort Wayne was charged this week with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and unlawful possession of a handgun. He is not legally allowed to carry a gun because of prior felony convictions, The Journal Gazette reported.
Fort Wayne police officers found Wiley on Sept. 9 suffering from a gunshot wound in his middle to upper back, according to a probable cause affidavit.
He was shot in the home of a woman who has an active protection order against him. …
Wiley was released on bond following his initial court appearance on Monday.