Roswell Police Department arrested Frank Miller, Sunday, on charges of first-degree child abuse and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Police were called to Roswell Regional Hospital after Miller, 48, brought his 8-year -old son suf fering from a gun- shot wound. According to a family member who refused to give his name â€œit was a stupid accident.â€
Detectives were called in, and the investigation led them to believe the child was shot with a homemade firearm belonging to Miller. Detectives also determined that Miller has a prior felony conviction, leading to the charge of felon in possession.
Police contacted Children, Youth and Families Department about custody. â€œThe important issue is that he (Miller) acted unsafely,â€ said Travis Holley, RPD public information officer.
â€œThe gun wasnâ€™t being kept appropriately, and he (Miller) wasnâ€™t supposed to be in possession of a firearm in the first place.â€ The child was flown to a Lubbock hospital. He is expected to recover. Miller is being held at the Chaves County Detention Center with a $50,000 bond.