DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Dallas Police have arrested a 46-year-old Dallas man in the shooting of an 8-year-old boy Tuesday night at the La Bella Palms Apartments complex.

Donald “D.J.” Maiden, Jr. is in critical but stable condition at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

According to reports, D.J. was outside playing with other children when he went into the house to get more toys, as he was headed outside he was shot in the face.

Neighbors say that they were at a loss for words when he ran by them with his jaw barely attached to his face, looking for his mother.