A Roswell father is behind bars facing felony child abuse charges. His eight year old son showed up at Roswell Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound from a homemade gun. Police say Frank Miller, 48, was suppose to be watching his son Sunday afternoon. Investigators say his son got a hold of the gun and accidentally shot himself in the elbow. A neighbor who lives around the corner from the home where the shooting happen says her two small children play with the boy who shot himself. "I just feel really bad for the little boy because he shouldn't have to experience something like that," said Berta Hernandez. Detectives believe the child was shot with a "zip gun," a type of homemade firearm. Those types of weapons are commonly used for crimes. "A homemade firearm is a pretty dangerous item itself. Obviously. To leave it to where an 8 year old child would have access to it is extremely irresponsible," said Officer Travis Holley. Court documents reveal Frank Miller pleaded no contest to felony burglary charges earlier this year. Police say because of that, there should not have been a gun in the home in the first place. Miller is now charged with first degree child abuse and possessing a gun. The eight year old boy was flown to a Texas hospital because of his injuries but is expected to recover.