Police say Akron man shot 2-year-old daughter while attempting to unload his handgun

Posted at 12:19 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 07:11:30-04

An Akron man was arrested after he shot his 2-year-old daughter in the head while attempting to unload a handgun, police say.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 700 block of  Dunbar Driver for reports of a child shot.

Dexter Brooks, 27, was reportedly attempting to unload a handgun when he fired a shot.

The shot went through a staircase and into the lower bathroom, where it his daughter in the head.

The 2-year-old was taken to Akron Children's Hospital in critical condition.

Brooks was booked into the Summit County Jail with a felony child endangering charge.