Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dad charged in shooting death of 21-month-old son (Clayton, Missouri)

Dad is identified as COREY EPPS. No mention of the mother--is this a custody/visitation situation?

Father Charged in Toddler’s Shooting Death

Brian Kelly September 4, 2015 1:25 PM

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – The father of the 21-month-old who shot and killed himself in Hanley Hills a couple of weeks ago is now charged in his son’s death.

Corey Epps, 26, is charged with child endangerment and tampering with evidence.

Police say Epps left a loaded semi-automatic weapon in a place where the child would often play.

He also allegedly removed the gun and shell casing before police arrived after the shooting.

Carter Epps shot himself Aug. 25 in his grandmother’s home in the 7700 block of Utica.