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St. Louis police arrest father of boy, 3, killed in accidental shooting

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The death of a 3-year-old Pc. Louis, the boy who accidentally shot himself, and has led to the arrest of the father of the child.

Rodney, March, II, 28, was charged with child endangerment after being accused of leaving a loaded .40-caliber Glock within reach of the boy.

Court documents said the boy, Rodney, March, III, picked up the gun and shot himself in the head Thursday.

“What’s really hard is that we know that these deaths and injuries from accidental recording offering a 100% preventable if guns are safely secured and protected,” Marie Russell told Fox 2 In St. Louis. She is a non-profit Women’s Voices raised for Social Justice.

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Mugshot for Rodney, March II.<br / ><br / >
(Approx. Louis Police Department)

“This is the family of a 3-year-old will be forever changed, and the community around them,” she said.

Rodney was at home with his mother and father when the accident happened.

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The mother of the boy, and then the police drove him to the hospital after the shooting, KMOV-TV reported.

“A decision has been made on the basis of the child’s injury, and that you don’t have to wait for an ambulance,” St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said, according to the station. “A police officer went to the hospital, two police officers were in the back seat, and they were able to provide medical intervention for the child.”

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The march was put in prison, after he was unable to post $100,000 cash bail.

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