Dad accused of shooting 5-month-old son



DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Detectives are looking for a father, who they said shot his own infant son at a home off of Redan Road in unincorporated DeKalb County.

Neighbors looked on Sunday afternoon as detectives interviewed several people inside the home on 1386 Stoneleigh Hill Road.

Detectives said Keymon Jackson, 19, might have inadvertently shot his son in the leg.

They would not talk about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but they did tell Channel 2's Tony Thomas that Jackson is wanted on several charges related to the case, including reckless conduct, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Jackson is also wanted on an unrelated violation of probation, authorities said.

Police said they are not sure if the shooting was intentional, but they had hoped Jackson would have turned himself in already to discuss the circumstances with him.

Throughout the day Sunday, Thomas observed detectives walk out the residence with several bags of potential evidence. One of those items was a flat screen television. Thomas said it's unclear how that appliance fits into the incident.

Detectives said the injured child is 5 months old, instead of 2 years old, as sources earlier stated in the investigation.

The child is recovering at Egleston Children's Hospital.

Police, meanwhile, will continue looking for his father, who was last seen leaving the DeKalb home in a 1991 Brown Geo Prism.

Check back for updates.

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