Virginia man charged after child fatally shoots self

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia man has been arrested in the death of a child who got ahold of a gun and fatally shot himself.

News outlets cited court documents obtained Monday that showed 23-year-old Naquan Shamikel Jones was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and allowing a child access of a loaded firearm.

Virginia Beach police say the child, who was not identified, was under 5 years old. Authorities didn’t say how Jones knew the child.

Jones is set to appear in Virginia Beach General District Court on Thursday for a bond hearing. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment for him.

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