CHANDLER, Ariz. — The father of a 3-year-old Chandler girl who died after being shot in the abdomen last month has been arrested in suspicion of manslaughter.
Chandler police say 33-year-old Eric Sands was re-booked into jail Tuesday. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
Sands’ daughter was shot June 29 and later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say Sands gave two different versions of what happened when interviewed.
Court documents show Sands originally told police he was cleaning a shotgun in a bedroom when his daughter bumped into him.
But Sands later said he wasn’t cleaning the shotgun and had placed it on a bed when it discharged.
Police now say physical evidence indicates the fatal wound was caused by the reckless mishandling of the shotgun by Sands.