Fa­ther held in death of 7-year-old

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Veron­ica Rocha

A San Bernardino County man was ar­rested Fri­day af­ter po­lice say he killed his 7-year-old son in an ap­par­ent ac­ci­den­tal shoot­ing. Julio Cervantes Sr., 40, of Ade­lanto, was taken into cus­tody on sus­pi­cion of in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter in con­nec­tion with the fa­tal shoot­ing of his son, Daniel, the night be­fore, the San Bernardino County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment said.

It is un­clear how the shoot­ing oc­curred, but sher­iff ’s of­fi­cials in­ves­ti­gated the case through­out the night.

A fam­ily mem­ber called au­thor­i­ties at 4:54 p.m. Thurs­day to re­port an ac­ci­den­tal shoot­ing at the home in the 18000 block of Bellf lower Street. Deputies and an am­bu­lance crew ar­rived to find the child shot.

Fam­ily mem­bers and paramedics tried to save the boy. He was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he died.

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