Md. father charged after accidentally shooting son in stomach

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Police say a Glen Burnie man is facing several criminal charges after accidentally shooting his son in the stomach with a shotgun.

Anne Arundel County Police said Wednesday that officers responded to the shooting scene at a Glen Burnie apartment on Tuesday night. A 23-year-old man was bleeding from a gunshot wound to his stomach.

The man's father, 54-year-old Ronald Phelps, told police that he had been cleaning his shotgun when it accidentally fired, hitting his son in the stomach.

Police say the son underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

Phelps was arrested and charged with illegally possessing a shotgun and ammunition and with marijuana possession after police say they found 200 grams of pot in his apartment. No attorney was listed for Phelps in online court records.

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