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Suffolk dad sentenced in shooting of 3-year-old son

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Michael Anthony Goodman

Suffolk, Va. –Michael Anthony Goodman, a Suffolk father, has been sentenced in connection to the shooting of his 3-year-old son last year.

He was sentenced to 25 years in jail with all but 6 years and 11 months suspended.

Goodman pleaded guilty in November to attempted malicious wounding, malicious wounding, child abuse, disregard for life, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and child abuse and serious injury.

Police say he accidentally shot his son in the shoulder during an argument with the child’s mother and a friend.

Goodman fired shots in the friend’s direction, but his son was hit according to the documents.

After Goodman was arrested, he said his son shot himself after finding a gun in his car police say.

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