ST. CHARLES, Mo. — An eastern Missouri man shot his own 12-day-old son with a BB gun, police said.
Shawn Michael Mohan (external - login to view), 20, of St. Charles County, shot the baby several times, causing circular-shaped bruises to the face, left arm, hand, foot, hip and buttocks, police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Wednesday's edition. The injuries were not life-threatening.
"He's claiming it was an accident, but we feel that the evidence points otherwise," said Lt. Craig McGuire of the county Sheriff's Department.