Ronnie Howard, 36, has been charged with reckless conduct and second degree cruelty to children in the shooting death of Victor Carroll, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Howard is the boyfriend of Brooke Carroll, the baby’s mother. Howard was cleaning a gun when it discharged hitting the baby in the face, the news release states.
The couple drove the child to the Medical Center, Navicent Health where he was later pronounced dead.
The shooting occurred at the Hill-N-Dale Mobile Home Park in the 6400 block of Thomaston Road at about 3:30 p.m. The child was pronounced dead at 4:01 p.m., according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.