A 2-year-old girl fatally shot herself over the weekend, and the Fayetteville, N.C., toddler's father faces involuntary manslaughter charges as a result.
Melvin Andre Clark Jr., 19, who was arrested Sunday, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Lt. Todd Joyce.
Samarri Tyana Beauford was playing in the living room of the home where she lived with her aunt and grandmother Saturday when she killed herself.
The little girl found a loaded .22-caliber pistol that Clark had left under the couch, Joyce said. He would not elaborate beyond that, but said the following: