While Dad is cleaning his gun, shoots 13 month-old daughter in the chest, Cops charge him with aggravated assault

May 14, 2013
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In Tullahoma, Tennessee a 13-month-old baby remains hospitalized, and now her 26 year-old father is behind bars after the child was shot in the chest. On Sunday just before 11:00 p.m. Tullahoma police responded to unit the family’s apartment unit to find the baby shot in the chest.

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The father, Kevin Sayre, was taking apart a handgun inside the apartment, when a 9mm round was discharged, striking the 13 month-old in the chest.

Initially the  child was transported to Harton Regional Medical Center ER, but was later flown to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, according to NewsChannel5.

Family members said they believe she will make a full recovery, and the child is in stable but critical condition.

Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell said the police see these  incidents far too often and owners need to be very careful when cleaning or handling their guns. The father is charged with aggravated assault.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000788117675 Cathy Moore Casper

    Glad the father was charged. Why would be cleaning a loaded gun, much less in the same room as your 13 month old!

  • http://www.facebook.com/martinmoselarsen Martin Mose Larsen

    Americans want to have their cake and not get shot! well guess what: it does not work that way!

    Where there are guns there will be murders and accidents. Deaths and injuries.

    And this: potential innocent victims and loaded guns in.the.same.room! I don’t have words for this tragedy!

    Except that one day the buffalo and the Native Americans will have their land back! [no smiley]

  • http://www.facebook.com/dick.robbins.37 Dick Robbins

    NRA Darwinism-Ignorance can be cured with education; there is NO cure for stupid.

  • scrzbill

    Another day, another shooting of a child “accidentally. I never read how a gun prevented a gangbanger from breaking down a door a raping a wife. BECAUSE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN!!!! But every day we read of an eleven year old shooting a nine year old or something as STUPID.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jenney.freeman.goodell Jenney FG

      Wow. Another lie. There are plenty of articles about people defending themselves and their homes, just not in Mother Jones Magazine. The father in this case is either a moron or he did it on purpose.

  • Lou

    I own a couple of guns, and the first thing that you do before you clean a gun with bullets in it is you empty it and make sure that the chamber is empty, this person apparently does not even know these simple procedures, he should not own one at all, if he is this dumb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BigDaddy1978 Mike Childs

    The title of this article should be, “13 Month old fights for her life after penis enlargement tool prematurely discharges.”

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