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Baby shot, father accused of using him as 'human shield' during drug deal

Nafes Monroe is charged with child endangerment.
Nafes Monroe is charged with child endangerment. (Photo NBC10/Philadelphia Police Department)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia father whose infant son was critically wounded in a shooting last month stands accused of using the child as a “human shield” while attempting to buy drugs with counterfeit money.

According to NBC10, Nafes Monroe is charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment. It’s not known if he’s retained an attorney.

Authorities say the 25-year-old Monroe had his 11-month old son in the car with him on Oct. 19 when a gunman opened fire and struck the boy four times, including in the head and chest. Authorities say Monroe initially took the child to a city home before taking him to a hospital.

The baby remains hospitalized.

The alleged shooter, 29-year-old Francisco Ortiz, is charged with attempted murder and related offenses.

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