Toddler allegedly run over during fight between his parents

A US toddler is in a critical condition after allegedly being run over in a parking lot while his parents were arguing, it has been reported.

 

Neighbours said a fight started about 3am on Wednesday when Tamara Roscoe arrived home late from a party.

The fight between the mother and her boyfriend Yacoubian Benner then spilled into the carpark at the Autumnwood Apartments in Memphis and a gunshot was allegedly fired by the father, local station WMC Action News5 reported.

A toddler is in a critical condition after allegedly being run over in a parking lot while his parents were arguing. Photo: WMC Action News

Police said Roscoe tried to drive away from the property with the one-year-old child, but the door was not closed and he fell onto the ground.

"When I saw the baby on the ground, like under the front wheel, that's when I ran out of the house screaming, 'The baby is on the ground! Y'all done hit the baby','" neighbor Shareda Raider said.

The baby is in a critical condition in hospital.

Roscoe was charged with reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.

Benner was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Tamara Roscoe and Yacoubian Benner were charged with reckless endangerment. Photo: WMC Action News

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