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Dad Surrenders in Case of 2-Year-Old Shooting Self

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    Dad of Boy Who Accidentally Shot Himself Now Charged

    Police arrested Anthony Graves, father of the two-year-old who accidentally shot himself in the head back in Sept. in Claymont Delaware. Graves is being charged with endangering the wellfare of a child and unlawfully committing a minor access to a firearm. (Published Friday, Dec. 5, 2014)

    The father of a 2-year-old boy, who shot himself in the head on Sept. 30 in his Delaware home, turned himself into police Thursday.

    Anthony Graves, 34, surrendered at New Castle County Police headquarters. Authorities charged him with unlawfully permitted a minor access to a firearm and felony endangering the welfare of a child.

    The boy, who remains hospitalized, was found shot inside a home on the unit block of Cliffside Court in the Valley Run neighborhood of Claymont, Delaware on Sept. 30, according to police.

    Medics performed CPR on the boy, identified as AJ, at the scene before a medivac helicopter took the child to AI Dupont-Neumors Children's Hospital.

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    AJ's parents rushed to the hospital to be by their son's side.

    Police said it appeared the toddler -- who was home alone with his mother -- somehow got a hold of the gun and pulled the trigger.

    Graves was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bond.