In a horrible turn of events a Milwuakee, Wisconsin father is now in jail after killing his child.
Police say that Michael Anthony Huddleston, 47, admitted to drinking nearly two pints of Jose' Cuervo then grabbing his gun and trying to "show off" for his children. It was during his foolish gun play that the weapon discharged, shooting his 8-year-old daughter.
Reports say that he rushed his daughter, Tiana Huddleston, to the hospital where she later was pronounced dead.
One of the officers who responded to the hospital asked Huddleston what happened, and he said, "I'm about to go and then I'm showing off for the kids. I never leave without it." He claimed the gun safety was on and there was no round in the chamber.
The officer asked him if he accidentally pulled the trigger, to which Huddleston allegedly replied, "that is exactly what [expletive] happened."
The complaint says he went on to say "I did it," and "I didn't try to, big mistake."
He repeatedly stated that he wanted to be taken to jail, according to the complaint, saying "Just take me to jail. I did it. I did it."
Huddleston told officers he had grabbed the gun off the top cabinet in the kitchen, checked that the safety was on and that there was nothing in the clip, put the clip back in the gun and squeezed it. He said the victim was "in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Court records show Huddleston was previously convicted of felony hit-and-run causing injury and felony bail jumping, and has faced charges for domestic abuse and manufacturing/delivering THC and felony fleeing.
At the time of the shooting, Huddleston was on probation in Milwaukee County for the hit-and-run conviction, meaning he was not allowed to possess a firearm or consume alcohol.
Huddleston is facing charges of first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, habitual criminality repeater and possession of a firearm by a felon, habitual criminality repeater. He is due in court on January 19th.