TEXAS CITY – Police in Texas City are searching for an uncle wanted in connection with his nephew's accidental shooting.
The 8-year-old was shot in the face by his 7-year-old brother on August 7 while the children were home alone. The victim remains hospitalized at Memorial Hermann in Houston.
A 9-year-old was also in the apartment.
Police say Marcus Garrett left the children unattended with a pistol in the home. Investigators say they also found a large amount of narcotics in the apartment within the children's reach.
Garrett never returned home after the shooting and hasn't been seen since.
He is charged with abandoning a child, endangering a child and manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.
Garrett has several distinctive tattoos including one on his chest that says "Blood Sweat Tears." One on his stomach says "MaiKayla" and he has a polo player on his neck. Both arms are also covered with tattoos.
If you have any information about Garrett, please call the Texas City Police Department at 409-948-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 409-945-8477 (TIPS).