Man arrested after child shot accidentally

October 26, 2010 • Local News

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 [auth] 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 “it was a stupid accident.”

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. “The important issue is that he (Miller) acted unsafely,” said Travis Holley, RPD public information officer.

“The gun wasn’t being kept appropriately, and he (Miller) wasn’t supposed to be in possession of a firearm in the first place.” 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.

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