BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. 9WCIV) -- Authorities charged a man with unlawful conduct towards a child in connection to his 8-year-old son's shooting death on Dec. 30.
Justin Curtis Breuger, 30, was arrested and booked at the Marlboro County Detention Center.
Investigators say someone called 911 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to say Easton Brueger had been accidentally shot at his father's house. He died a short time later at the hospital.
Authorities say the boy was shot in the stomach and an autopsy has been ordered.
According to an arrest warrant, State Law Enforcement Division investigators determined that Justin Breuger unintentionally shot his son while "unsafely cleaning his rifle" at their Bennettsville home.