A father has been arrested following the appearance of a toddler waving a gun on Live TV in Beech Grove, Indiana.
A neighbor’s security camera footage showed the toddler holding a gun and pulling the trigger, just outside their apartment in Beech Grove, Indiana.
The footage was aired on the “On Patrol: Live” show by Reelz series on Saturday, January 14, according to a news release.
The police arrived to investigate the situation after being alerted by neighbors.
The man who was identified as Shane Osborne and the father of the boy by neighbors, denied owning a gun.
According to the show, the police were alerted by another neighbor while leaving the residence and showed surveillance footage of the child.
After searching the residence, the police discovered a loaded firearm, according to the show.
It was reported that the 9mm gun found at the scene had 15 rounds in the magazine but no rounds in the chamber.
The father was seen on tape being handcuffed by the police and taken away.
Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley told local station WTHR he was “mortified” about the incident.
“As with all of you, I’m mortified and what took place and I’m so thankful that no one was hurt, especially the young child. I appreciate the quick action taken by the Beech Grove Police Department to secure the small child and the gun in question.”
According to a police incident report obtained by CNN WTHR, Osborne faces a felony neglect charge and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon.