Father arrested in toddler's death facing more charges

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Melvin Andre Clark Jr.

The father of the 2-year-old Fayetteville girl, who died after accidentally shooting herself, is facing more charges.

Fayetteville police arrested Melvin Andre Clark Jr. in the shooting death of his 2-year-old daughter on October 20.

Samarri Tyana Beauford died October 19 after finding a loaded gun under a couch.

Police charged 19-year-old Clark Monday with failing to store a firearm to protect a minor. He is also charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon.

An arrest warrant claims Clark hid the weapon from police.

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