Police in Indiana have charged a couple after finding cellphone videos showing the woman’s 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.
Police in Evansville said they discovered the videos after a man, 19, was arrested for trying to sell a handgun to an undercover officer.
Police say the man and the girl’s mother, 22, can be heard encouraging the toddler to say “pow,” and that no one tried to stop her as she put the gun in her mouth.
Police said the mother told officers the girl was holding a pellet gun, but investigators say it was a .40-calibre handgun. They say the gun’s magazine appeared to be removed but it’s not clear whether there was ammunition in the chamber.
Both adults face charges including child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon.