Toddler who was shot has died; dad charged with gun crimes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 2-year-old New York boy who was shot inside a home has died of his injuries, and his father is charged with gun crimes.

Officials at Strong Memorial Hospital say Zayden Phillips, of Rochester, died Tuesday from a gunshot wound to the head.

After the shooting, authorities charged 36-year-old Charles Timothy Phillips with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He pleaded not guilty Saturday and is jailed without bail.

Police have recovered a 9mm handgun. They haven’t said how the shooting occurred Friday. Police say no one else was in the home at the time.

Authorities say Phillips had served prison time for a robbery conviction and was released in April 2016. As a convicted felon, Phillips is prohibited from owning a gun.


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