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.Now, what's so difficult about that? The responsible person is arrested without delay.
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.
To my way of thinking, the 3-year-old isn't the only victim here. Young Nicholas, who was a product of his father and uncles and all the other rednecks in Paducah didn't stand a chance.
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