Boyfriend Admits To Accidental Shooting Of Young Child
PADUCAH, Ky.- Paducah police are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a three-year-old child Saturday afternoon at a home in the 1500 block of North 12th Street. The child died at about 8:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Detectives have charged, the mother's boyfriend, Nicholas D. Barbee, 21, with second-degree manslaughter.
Police were called to a report of a "young male shot." When officers arrived, the child was lying on his back on the floor with a single gunshot wound. The child was taken to a local hospital, then airlifted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Barbee admitted, after questioning, that he accidentally shot the child. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.