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Man arrested after 2-year-old accidentally shot, court docs say

Matthew Dobson, 23, is facing child endangerment charges after a 2-year-old was shot Saturday.
Matthew Dobson, 23, is facing child endangerment charges after a 2-year-old was shot Saturday.(Hamilton County Sheriff's Department)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 6:45 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 23-year-old is facing multiple child endangerment charges after a 2-year-old was accidentally shot on Saturday.

According to court documents, police were called to Elkwood Drive in Forest Park for a report of a 2-year-old who had been shot.

Matthew Dobson, 23, allegedly left a loaded handgun on a couch near children, documents state. The gun went off and the 2-year-old was hit in the chest and arm.

Officials say the child was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Dobson is charged with three counts of child endangerment. His bond was set at $25,000 during a hearing Monday morning.

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