New Mexico father accused of shooting son in head

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A New Mexico dad accused of shooting his six-year-old in the head says it was an accident, according to deputies. 

The boy survived the shooting last month in Kirtland.

According to a criminal complaint, Valdemar Rodriguez told deputies he was out shooting bottles with his two sons, ages six and nine.

Rodriguez says the 6-year-old ran in from of him just as he fired his handgun.

Rodriguez is charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm. 

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