SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police have made an arrest over a shooting that wounded a 7-year-old.
The boy was found shot in his neck early Sunday afternoon.
It happened on Jackson Street between Mertis and San Jacinto avenues.
Detectives say the child and a 13-year-old "were mimicking a video game and playing with a .22 rifle that was designed to look like an AR-15."
The teen believed the rifle was an unloaded BB gun and shot the younger child once in the neck, police Cpl. Angie Willhite said.
Both children were in the care of 29-year-old Anthony J. Dotie, of the 3400 block of Jackson Street in Shreveport, at the time.
Investigators now think he hid the rifle in a closet and told paramedics that the child had been cut on a broken window.
Dotie was booked Tuesday into Shreveport City Jail on one count each of child desertion and obstruction of justice.
The child is expected to recover after being treated at University Health in Shreveport.