Phoenix police: Father arrested after running over toddler son with truck

- A Phoenix father is facing a charge of negligent homicide after police say he ran over his 21-month-old son with a truck.

According to Sgt. Alan Pfohl with the Phoenix Police Department, 49-year-old Richard Hamilton was arrested after he ran over 21-month-old Samuel Hamilton outside a home near Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue on April 19.

Police say Richard Hamilton was moving a truck on his property and didn't see that the toddler was near the vehicle.

Richard Hamilton stopped the truck when he felt a bump under the tires, according to police.

The toddler was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Richard Hamilton has been booked into jail on one charge of negligent homicide.

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