Indiana man charged after his child in childbirth pointed a gun at people

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old boy in diapers seen last weekend pointing a loaded handgun at people outside their apartment in Indiana is now facing charges of crime.

The Marion County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday the 45-year-old was charged Tuesday with two counts of neglect of a dependent and one count of dangerous firearm control. He is due to appear in court on Thursday for a first hearing.

Online court records do not list an attorney who could speak on behalf of the man, who The Associated Press is not naming to protect the child’s privacy. Michael Leffler, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, confirmed Wednesday that the man charged is the boy’s father.

Court documents say the man, a felon on bail in an ongoing household battery case, “had an unsecured, loaded firearm in his residence.” The documents add that he “poses a direct threat to the welfare of his child, his neighbors and their children, through his negligent and reckless actions.”

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