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Mother of boy who shot himself in face arrested; Macon man charged in shooting

Angel Douglas, 22, was arrested Friday after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself in the face with a gun he found in the home, Atlanta police said.
Fulton County Jail

The mother of a 3-year-old boy who accidently shot himself in the face was arrested Friday in connection with the shooting.

Angel Natalia Douglas, 22, was charged with second-degree cruelty to children –criminal negligence and reckless conduct, according to the Atlanta police. She was transported to the Fulton County jail where she remained Saturday on $10,000 bond

The child, whose name has not been released, was in stable condition Saturday at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, police said.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. at the Allen Hills Apartment, a gated complex in the 2900 block of Middleton Road off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, police spokesman Officer John Chafee has said. Investigators said the boy found the gun in the home and appeared to have been playing with it when it discharged.

It’s unclear where the child found the gun and police have not said who owned it. It’s also unclear where the mother was in the apartment at the time of the shooting and what she was doing when the child found the gun.

Macon Man Accused of Shooting Victim in Both Legs

Federal agents arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened last week at a home in Macon. But investigators have not released a motive for the shooting.

Zavier Markieth Ottman, 32, was charged with aggravated assault in the Aug. 9 shooting of 31-year-old Brandon Loyd, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. U.S. Marshals arrested the Macon man around 11 a.m. Friday, deputies said.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. at 1418 Second Ave., deputies said. Loyd was shot in both legs. His friends transported him to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Linda Howard has said.

Investigators have not provided any details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting and whether or not there were any witnesses. Ottman was transported to the Bibb County jail where he remained Saturday without bond. He was also being held for two separate superior court probation violations, deputies said.

According to booking records, the suspect lived at the home where the shooting occurred. It's unclear if the victim also lived in the home.