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Father Charged in Infant Shooting Death


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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