CHICAGO
06/04/2012 10:55 am ET Updated Jun 05, 2012

Toddler Holding Gun Discovered By Police During Traffic Stop

Police made an unusual discovery after pulling over a car during a recent traffic stop in Chicago: An armed 3-year-old.

Police pulled over the car in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood because they saw children inside that were neither strapped into a car seat nor wearing a seat belt, CBS Chicago reports. Inside the car, they discovered that one of those children -- a 3-year-old girl -- was holding a 9mm handgun later found to contain eight live rounds.

Queshawn King, 19, the driver of the car, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, endangering the life of a child and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID, the Chicago Tribune reports.

According to the Tribune, King was yelling "Fatty, Fatty, Fatty” -- apparently the toddler's nickname -- during the traffic stop.

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