According to The Augusta Chronicle, deputies found 24-year-old Timothy Johnson with a gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday.
Aiken County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Shunn said witnesses told deputies that he was shot when Albert Monted Davis gave the toddler a handgun and the 3-year-old chased the victim around the home. The weapon discharged, killing Johnson.
Shunn told The Associated Press that deputies are still investigating why Davis gave the child the gun and whether Davis was angry at Johnson.
Davis, 31, was charged with murder, possession of a stolen handgun and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Neither court nor jail records indicated whether Davis has an attorney.