December 9, 2014 7:40 am -

After a car crash, police discovered that a 4-year-old boy was shot by his father in Easley, South Carolina on Monday night during a domestic dispute.

[su_center_ad]The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office received several calls about a multi-vehicle accident at about 7:43 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they said they found one of the cars was driven by a woman taking her 4-year-old son to the hospital, according to Fox Carolina.

The child suffered at least one gunshot in the upper chest during a domestic dispute, according to authorities.

The wreck happened about a mile from where the shooting took place and no shots were fired at the crash scene, according to the police.

The mother and her son were transported to a local hospital for the boy’s gunshot wound and minor injuries she received in the wreck, deputies said.

The mother was not shot.

The woman’s husband and boy’s father, Travis Carlton, 21, was taken into custody. Carlton fired the shot that hit his son, according to the police.

Deputies say they are still investigating the shooting.

Watch courtesy of Fox Carolina:
FOX Carolina 21

H/T: The incomparable @CarlaAkins with thanks.[su_csky_ad]

Image: Pickens Co. Detention Center

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Police: South Carolina Man Shoots 4-Year-Old Son In The Chest During Domestic Dispute

  1. rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Our newest entrant in the monthly NRA Shooter of the Month Award.

    Has a long way to go to match the necrophiliac

    • allison1050 December 9th, 2014 at 8:26 am

      He’ll be more interesting to look at further down the road, since he’s now attempting to look tough, when his upper and lower front teeth have been knocked out and 1 can only hope that this young mother learns more about picking a “partner” in future.

      • rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 8:57 am

        At least check his rap sheet before getting between the sheets with them

        • allison1050 December 9th, 2014 at 9:16 am


        • whatthe46 December 9th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

          dennis rader didn’t have a rap sheet.

  2. Carla Akins December 9th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    It would be wrong of me to say how badly I want to wipe that smirk off his face.

    • crc3 December 9th, 2014 at 9:55 am

      If you don’t want to do it I’ll do it for you!

      • allison1050 December 9th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

        I’d bring some honey to pour on him after you staked him. ;o)

    • John_St_John December 9th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      No it wouldn’t. Just make sure you do so in a way that is not to threatening. Like saying you would love to take a baseball bat to his face before staking him out in the Sonoran Dessert after slicing off his eyelids and testicles and leaving him to die. You would want to avoid saying anything like that…

      • Carla Akins December 9th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

        Thanks for clearing that up for me. I feel better already! 😉

  3. annaaurora December 9th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    This after reading MO new brilliant idea for it’s new law. When will it stop?

  4. William December 9th, 2014 at 8:30 am

    It is now statistically more dangerous to be a kid than a cop.

  5. crc3 December 9th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Yet another stupid redneck with a gun he has no business having….

  6. tiredoftea December 9th, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Twenty one with a four year old son and a murderer. So much horror at such a young age.

  7. Helivet December 10th, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Keep him locked up and disarmed. I don’t care if the NRA advertisers lose him as a customer, Since they are responsible for this creeps attitude, they can take to loss at the cash register.