Tullahoma man jailed after 13-month-old daughter shot in chest

Tullahoma man jailed after 13-month-old daughter shot in chest

May 14th, 2013 by Ben Benton in Local - Breaking News

Kevin L. Sayre, 26, of Tullahoma, Tenn., was charged May 13 with aggravated assault in the unintentional shooting of his 13-month-old daughter.

A Tullahoma, Tenn., father is behind bars after a gun he was cleaning discharged and struck his 13-month-old daughter in the chest, authorities say.

Tullahoma Police Department Investigations Lt. Jason Ferrell said the baby's father, 26-year-old Kevin Sayre, is being held in the Nashville Metro Jail on a charge of aggravated assault.

The gunshot left the baby, whose name has not been released, in critical but stable condition at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Ferrell said.

The incident happened late Sunday night.

Sheriff's Office officials said Sayre is being held on $20,000 bond and faces an initial hearing in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Thursday.