A Clarksville man was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on Sunday night after his young daughter allegedly shot off a round from a handgun inside an apartment.
26-year old Vernon Gress of Greenwood Avenue is charged with one count of child abuse and neglect after Clarksville Police responded to a call that a firearm was discharged inside an apartment where a child was staying.
Responding officers reported that Gress admitted that his daughter got ahold of his loaded handgun that was left in the living room, while he took out the trash.
Police reported that the round struck the exterior wall of the building, and that an infant was sleeping in an adjacent room.
The firearm was seized and was placed into evidence, while the children were picked up by their mothers at the scene.
Gress was taken into custody without incident.