January 16, 2023

In a horrifying video that On Patrol obtained, you can see a toddler walking around the hallway of a complex on his own in his diapers with a loaded handgun. At one point, the baby is seen pointing the gun at himself and pulling the trigger.

The father was asleep while the toddler went downstairs and reportedly pointed the weapon at neighbors. The neighbors then called the police. The firearm had a full magazine, but there wasn't a bullet in the chamber.

The Beech Grove, Indiana father, Shane Osborne, was arrested and is accused of child neglect.

Via WTHR:

All of this was captured on camera. A lot of people watched it Saturday night because Beech Grove police are featured on a show called "On Patrol: Live," which airs on REELZ.

A police report confirms officers recovered the weapon, a 9-millimeter handgun with 15 rounds in the magazine.

Beech Grove police told 13News they would provide additional information on the case Monday.

Osborne is due in court for his initial hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Via the Daily Mail:

In the On Patrol: Live segment, police can be seen speaking to the boy's father, who insisted he did not own a gun or have one in the apartment, but that his cousin who was staying with him did own one.

Cops could be heard asking the toddler, 'Where'd you put down that toy?' as they searched the apartment.

The father told police he and his wife had both been sick recently and that he had been trying to stay up with the child to take care of him but that his illness must have distracted him while the child got his hands on the weapon and made it into the hallway.

When a child is in the home, you are supposed to keep firearms under lock and key. That should not even need to be said. The toddler is back with his mother.

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