(Memphis) It was a scary night for little Cincir, who was thrown into the car by his father, Cartious Patrick.
Police said Patrick was still shooting when he drove away with the 4-year-old in the backseat.
Officials said Patrick and the boy’s mother, Priscilla Williams, got into an argument at her house on Kney Rd., while Patrick was trying to pick Cincir up.
“We were talking one minute. Then we got to fighting,” Williams said. “Then everyone who was here went in the house.”
That is when she said Patrick pulled out a gun and started shooting into the house. Williams’ 5-year-old cousin was inside.
“It just so happened we weren’t in the room where the bullets came through,” Williams said, pointing to bullet holes in her window. “All of us were in the living room, going into the other room. But, that’s like the first room we always go to is the room that the bullets went through.”
Police said Patrick threw Cincir into the backseat and took off, firing more shots out the window.
Just minutes later, an officer stopped the car because of a broken tail light.
However, thanks to Cincir, the stop led to a lot more than a traffic violation.
Cincir told police his daddy had been shooting, and when officers checked under the seat where the little boy was sitting, they found the gun and various drugs.
Williams said she is proud of her little boy, but mostly, just thankful to have him home safe.
“He’s a real strong little boy, to be 4. He really is.”
Cartious Patrick faces four counts of aggravated assault, one count of using a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm and several drug charges.
He is set to be in court Monday morning.