Father Charged In Son's Accidental Death

Charges have now been brought against the father of a child who accidentally shot and killed himself in November.

Robert Lewis of Jacksonville has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and failing to secure a firearm from a minor.

Deputies say on November 16th, Lewis' three year old son accidentally shot himself in the couple's Onslow County home after finding a loaded gun in the home. Lewis is a civilian police officer at Camp Lejeune.

Lewis, along with his attorney, came to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning to be served with the charges.

The Sheriff's Office says the shooting death has been under review by the District Attorney's Office, which decided on the charges Tuesday.

Lewis' bond was set at $55,000, of which $5,000 is secured.


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