A six-year-old boy was shot "multiple times" by his babysitter who then hid the body, NBC News reported.
Scott Willet was looking after the youngster while the boy's mother was at work, police said, adding that was family friend who had lived with them in their Missouri home since January.
After hiding the body in his room the 27-year-old took the family car and drove to a nearby town where police caught up with him. He did not resist arrest they said.
Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane told a news conference: “Anytime you have a child death it’s bad. Even if it’s an adult and it’s a homicide it’s bad. Thank God we don’t see this a lot. If I never had one it would be OK with me."