Man Charged with Shooting 4-Year-Old

Philadelphia Police make an arrest in the shooting of a young child and his father in South Philadelphia.

By Jackie Gailey
|  Friday, Dec 7, 2012  |  Updated 10:05 PM EDT
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Man Charged with Shooting 4-Year-Old

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Dec. 3: Police investigate the scene where a man and a 4-year-old boy were shot Monday in South Philly.

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Philadelphia Police arrested a man they say shot a 4-year-old boy in South Philadelphia on Monday.

Demarcas Tucker, 26, of West Godfrey Avenue is charged with aggravated assault.

Police say Tucker shot into the back of a minivan as a 30-year-old father loaded the child into the vehicle along the 2700 block of Daly Terrace in the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Wilson Park community.

The child was rushed to CHOP with a gunshot wound to the stomach. His father was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and treated for a graze wound to the head and a gunshot wound to the back. Both were listed in stable condition on Thursday.

An 8-year-old was in the minivan at the time of the shooting but wasn't injured, according to police.

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