Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
HOUSTON (February 25, 2013)--A suspected drug dealer was in custody Monday in Houston in the death of his 4-year-old son who authorities say picked up his father's gun and shot himself.
Police determined the gun was stolen in a burglary two years ago.
Marquiez Deshon Pratt, 20, was held Monday in lieu of $50,000 bond on charges of injury to a child by omission and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
A court appearance was set for Tuesday.
Investigators say Pratt was asleep Sunday when his son, Jaiden, picked up the .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol that was nearby and shot himself in the stomach.
Pratt was outside his apartment when police arrived, handed the boy to officers and ran back inside.
Police chased him and found marijuana, crack cocaine, scales and other items.