Father accidentally shoots, kills 3-year-old son on porch of home, police say

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A Tennessee man is behind bars after his 3-year-old son was shot and killed outside their Memphis home Sunday.

Police said Argel Hernandez, 32, and his 3-year-old son Angel were sitting on the front porch steps of the home on North Highland Street last Sunday afternoon.

According to investigators, the father's pistol went off accidentally – hitting them both. 

They were both taken to the hospital. The father was taken to Regional One in noncritical condition.

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The child was rushed to LeBonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead later that day.

Hernandez was arrested and is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated child neglect.

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