Three year old Natchitoches child dead in accidental shooting

Arrested: Alverious Demars (Courtesy: Natchitoches PD)
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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Natchitoches man is behind bars, charged with negligent homicide in the death of a three year old boy Friday afternoon.

22-year old Alverious Demars is also facing a charge of obstruction of justice. Friday afternoon, police responded to a shooting in Natchitoches, and found a three year old with a single gunshot wound to his head.

The child was taken to a hospital, but he eventually died from his injuries.

Police believe the child somehow got ahold of the firearm, and accidentally shot himself.

Demars is still in jail. His bond has not been set.