Lewisville Polive Department responded to a call at 1531 S. State Highway 121 Business Sunday afternoon around 12:41pm saying a man was outside beating and or stabbing a child. When police arrived they found 16 month old Ashton Ness badly stabbed and beaten by his father Blair Ness.
According to reports a witness in the apartments saw the man stabbing the child and went to retrieve his firearm and shot the suspect in the leg. Both suspect and victim were transported to a nearby hospital where baby Ashton later passed. Blair Ness was treated for his injuries and taken into custody and is currently in Lewisville County jail with a bond set at 1.5 million.
The witness that shot the suspect will not be facing any criminal charges.