Police spokeswoman Robin Newberry told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/Xmr0bO ) that officers responded to the home on North 12th Street on Saturday afternoon where they found the boy suffering from a single gunshot wound.
Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the boy, who was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The boy, whose name was not released, died at 8:30 p.m.
Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas D. Barbee was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Detective Sgt. Brian Laird said Barbee admitted during questioning to accidentally shooting the child.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com