Cop's tot shoots man with dad's gun
[Clarksdale, MS]

From wire reports
March 17, 2001 Saturday, Final Edition
Copyright 2001 The News And Observer
The News And Observer (Raleigh, NC)
March 17, 2001 Saturday, Final Edition

(CLARKSDALE, Miss.) -- A police officer's 3-year-old son shot a gas station attendant in the face with his father's pistol, authorities said.

James Collins, 43, was in critical condition Friday.

Off-duty Patrolman Randy Tomlinson had brought his truck into the gas station Thursday, leaving his gun in the back seat and his son in the front, Capt. Danny Hill said

The boy crawled into the back seat, pointed the pistol at Collins and shot him, Hill said. The bullet entered Collins' cheek.

Hill would not say whether disciplinary action would be taken against Tomlinson.

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