- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - A man facing child abuse charges after a 3-year-old boy allegedly shot his 8-month-old sister in a New Mexico motel has been released.

The Gallup Independent reports Tyrell Bitsilly was released from custody Friday after a district judge reduced his bond from $70,000 to $20,000.

The 21-year-old Bitsilly was arrested in December after police found his girlfriend’s infant daughter with a gunshot wound to the face. Bitsilly and 18-year-old Shayanne Nelson told police they were showering at a Gallup motel when the boy found the gun and accidentally shot his sister.

Bitsilly is facing charges of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, child abuse not resulting in great bodily harm and tampering with evidence.

Nelson also is facing child abuse charges. She was released from jail last month.

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