Paducah man charged after 3-year-old killed

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Associated Press

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 4:01 PM

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Police in Paducah say they charged a man with manslaughter after he admitted to police that he accidentally shot and killed a 3-year-old boy at his home.

Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/Xmr0bO ) that officers responded to the home on North 12th Street on Saturday afternoon where they found the boy suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the boy, who was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The boy, whose name was not released, died at 8:30 p.m.

Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas D. Barbee was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Detective Sgt. Brian Laird said Barbee admitted during questioning to accidentally shooting the child.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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