Deputies say father accidentally shot and killed 10-year-old son

Christopher Stanlane, Jr., photo courtesy of the child's uncle Robert Simmons.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that killed a 10-year-old Fairmont boy.

Christopher Stanlane, Sr., 34, was wiping his gun down at his home on Gaddy Road in Fairmont, Sunday afternoon, according to Captain Anthony Thompson.

His ten-year-old son, Christopher Stanlane, Jr., was watching television in front of him when the gun went off, Thompson says, and a bullet hit the boy in the back of the head.

Thompson added that the father dropped his gun and rushed his eight-year-old daughter to another room.

His wife called 911. Paramedics pronounced the child dead on scene.

Thompson says the Robeson County District Attorney will ultimately decide what if any charges will be filed in this investigation.