West Texas deputy fired over son accidentally shot

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas deputy has been fired after being accused of reckless injury to a child for failing to secure a gun that 1 of his sons used to accidentally shoot another.

Police say the 4-year-old boy survived being shot in the abdomen by his 5-year-old sibling, who allegedly used their father's service weapon.

Lubbock County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Stewart on Thursday said 32-year-old Justin Lee Jones was terminated, then arrested.

Jones, who'd been a deputy for more than seven years, was freed after posting $100,000 bond Wednesday. Online jail records did not list an attorney for Jones.

Stewart says Jones was indicted Monday over the Aug. 20 shooting of his then-4-year-old son, Tyler.