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Father Charged in Infant Shooting Death

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The father of an infant shot in the head in Evansville on Friday is in jail, initially charged with neglect in the case. 

Evansville police say twenty-year-old Anthony Lamont Meriweather was arrested late Friday following a shooting that afternoon at an apartment in the 3900 block of Vista Drive.

In a release, EPD said when officers arrived, they found a nine month old girl with a gunshot wound to the head.  

Citing a report in the Evansville Courier & Press, the Associated Press reports that Anthony Meriweather first told police that the girl was hit by someone shooting from a car, but later admitted that he fired a gun while handling it inside the apartment.

Meriweather is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death. He remains in jail without bond. 

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