Shawn Dean Sr. is a felon, and attempted to hide the gun in a field before the police arrived.
From the article:
Dean was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and felon in possession of a firearm, Kelly said.
The boy was home with his sleeping mother and the girl when the shooting occurred, Kelly said.
The father was running an errand and returned home to find that his son had been shot, Kelly said.
The father hid the gun before police arrived, but police eventually found it in a field near the family’s home, Kelly said.