Dad of 4-year-old boy who fatally shot himself appears in court

Family members cover up Marquiez Pratt, the 20-year-old man who investigators say endangered his child when the 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a stolen handgun.

February 26, 2013 2:25:30 PM PST
It was an emotional court appearance for a man charged in the accidental shooting death of his 4-year-old son.

Marquiez Pratt was covered by his family as he left the courthouse Tuesday morning. He's charged with endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance.

Investigators say Pratt was asleep Sunday morning when his son Jaiden shot himself with a stolen handgun in his apartment.

Pratt, 20, is also facing drug charges after police found a number of items used to sell drugs inside his apartment.

As part of his bond conditions, Pratt is not allowed any contact with children.

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