Police: Father arrested in accidental shooting of 2-year-old

Posted at 2:03 PM, January 13, 2022 and last updated 9:49 PM, July 18, 2023

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix man has been arrested in an accidental shooting that killed his 2-year-old son at the family’s apartment.

Joshua Lewis (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Jail records and police say Joshua Lewis, 29, was jailed Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of child abuse-reckless in the Wednesday afternoon shooting death of 2-year-old Kayden Lewis.

A police statement said the father was arrested after investigators learned he kept a loaded gun in a location accessible to the child.

Online court records didn’t list an attorney for Lewis who could comment on the allegations.