Mpls. father charged in son's accidental shooting death released

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A Minneapolis man facing felony charges after his two-year-old son was fatally shot by his 4-year-old brother on Dec. 5 is no longer in custody, KSTP reports. Kao Xiong's next court appearance is set for Jan. 25.

KARE 11 reports Xiong had eight firearms in his Minneapolis home at the time of the accidental shooting. The four-year-old discovered a 7.62 caliber semi-automatic pistol in the master bedroom wedged between the mattress and headboard.

The second degree manslaughter and endangerment of a child charges are outlined in a criminal complaint against Xiong. If convicted, Xiong could spend up to 15 years behind bars.

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