TAMPA - Authorities have charged a man with culpable negligence after his 3-year-old nephew shot and killed himself accidentally Tuesday night at the Avesta Apartments in North Tampa.
According to deputies at the Falkenburg jail in Tampa, Jeffrey D. Walker, 29, posted bail and was in the process of being released from jail as of 11:30 Wednesday morning.
Carter says this investigation is still ongoing, but that it doesn't appear the parent's will be charged.
"The gun belonged to the uncle and it was up to him to have the gun secured," says Carter.
The Sheriff's Office also confirmed an autopsy was scheduled on the child today. Walker is expected to make his first appearance in front of a judge Thursday.