Angela Major and Ken Mason reportedly fought over a handgun, which discharged and fatally shot their 6-month-old baby in the head (video below).
A second shot went through Mason's hand.
The shooting occurred on Wednesday afternoon and the unidentified child was later pronounced dead at the Tennessee Medical Center, reports WBIR-TV.
According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, both Major and Mason have been charged with reckless homicide.
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Police say that the couple has a criminal history. Major has been convicted for aggravated burglary and vandalism, while Mason had an outstanding warrant.
“What the hell happened? What were you doing? Why was there a gun anywhere near that child?” Brandy Mecklemore, a friend of the mother, told WATE-TV. “I would pray to God when I say no [she wouldn't hurt her], that it is the truth.”
Major and Mason are each being held on a $1 million bond.