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Memphis dad charged after 4-year-old son shot self in head

  • Gari Settles, 38, charged with reckless homicide Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee
  • His son, age four, got hold of a gun and fatally shot himself on Saturday
  • The child was in the care of his father at the time of the tragic incident 

Gari Maurice Settles, 38, was booked on suspicion of reckless homicide on Sunday

A father has been charged after his four-year-old son accidentally shot himself in the head and died.

Gari Maurice Settles, 38, was booked on suspicion of reckless homicide in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday after the horrific incident at his apartment at 6.30pm a day earlier.

Police said the child was in the care of Settles at his apartment in the Lynnfield Place complex in East Memphis.

Settles is originally from Arkansas and attended the University of Memphis, according to his Facebook profile. 

He works for a supply chain management consultancy. 

Court records show that Settles was married in 2012, and that his wife filed for divorce in January of this year. 

Police have not yet released the child’s name. 

Further information, including the type of gun involved and its registration information, was not immediately available.

Settles is originally from Arkansas and attended the University of Memphis. He works for a supply chain management consultancy.

Settles is originally from Arkansas and attended the University of Memphis. He works for a supply chain management consultancy.

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