"Hoggy" in Handcuffs for Accidentally Shooting Toddler in the Face

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Emmitt Gordon, Jr., a.k.a., "Hoggy" - MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT
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A 30-year-old Madison man known as "Hoggy" is in custody and charged with popping off a round that sailed three blocks and landed in a toddler's face. The child was sitting on his grandfather's lap at the time (we blogged it a week ago).

According to the Post-Dispatch, the 30-year-old from Madison, whose given name is Emmitt Gordon Jr., was arrested Friday and charged Monday. The shot was one of several he fired at a group with whom he had some kind of beef, the article says.

Madison Police detective Michael Renth tells the Daily RFT that the folks he shot at had jumped him a month prior. Gordon himself has not said why he fired the gun. 

As for the child, he's been released from the hospital with the bullet still in his head as doctors decide what to do next.

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