The father of an 8-month-old baby who died after being shot in Evansville made his first appearance in court on Wednesday.
20-year-old Anthony Lamont Meriweather of Henderson, Kentucky, was arrested on Aug. 28 after 8-month-old Iowa Meriweather, Anthony's daughter, died after being shot inside of an Evansville apartment.
In an affidavit, police say Meriweather was there visiting a friend at the Buena Vista Apartment Complex in Evansville, and that his baby was there with him.
The affidavit says that Meriweather initially claimed the baby had by struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting, but couldn't provide any further information on the incident.
While at the scene of the shooting, an officer found a shell casing inside of the apartment. After further questioning from police, Meriweather said that while he was handling a gun, it went off and struck his daughter.
Meriweather is charged with Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death.
His bond will be discussed during his next appearance in court.