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.