The parents of a 9-month-old girl who was accidentally shot in her Brooklyn home are being criminally charged, investigators said Sunday.
The baby's father, Pedro Rosales, 47, faces a slate of charges, including second-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a court document.
Rosales was cleaning an illegally owned Colt .45 handgun at their home in East New York at about 4 p.m. Saturday when it discharged, police said. His daughter Jessica was hit in the hip. She underwent surgery at the Bellevue Hospital and was recovering in stable condition.
Rosales and Jessica Aguilar, the baby's mother, flagged down a police car outside their home on Sutter Avenue after the shooting and officers escorted parents and child to the hospital.
Police charged Aguilar with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Rosales is being held on $100,000 bond or $50,000 bail. Aguilar is being held on $10,000 bond or $5,000 bail.