The child's mother and her boyfriend, Shawn Moore, told police the boy was shot near a garbage bin as he was taking out the garbage, Cifrulak said.
"Our investigation revealed that that wasn't the truth," Cifrulak said. "We found blood inside the apartment."
The father apparently is in custody for violating probation by having the gun.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.