Houston police are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a man who attempted to grab a gun from a toddler in south Houston.
Patrick Sanders, 20, of Houston, was sleeping on the couch in the living room of the apartment when a gun in his pants pocket fell out and onto the floor, police said. As Sanders woke up, a three-year-old boy picked up the gun. Police said Sanders saw the child with the gun and as he tried to grab it from the boy the gun went off and Sanders was shot in the face.
The child was not injured. Sanders was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he remained Monday in critical condition.