Father arrested after 8-year-old son shoots self in hand, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando man was arrested Monday after police say his eight-year-old son accidentally shot himself.

Rodriguez Dowe, 38, faces charges that include neglect of a child and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Officers were called to the 1700 block of Knotting Hill Drive just after noon Monday for a reported accidental shooting.

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Investigators say the boy managed to get access to a gun in the house and shot himself in the hand.

The boy was taken to the hospital and is listed as stable.

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Detectives also charged Dowe with failure to safely store the firearm.

Police have referred the case to the Florida Department of Children and Families.