New Orleans police have arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting his sleeping father in the Gert Town neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 3 a.m. Friday inside a home in the 3300 block of Fern Street. Responding officers found the 37-year-old father shot in the leg, chest and head.

Police said the man was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. He told police he had been awakened by gunfire and soon realized he had been shot.

Police said the teen was booked on counts of aggravated battery by shooting and possession of marijuana.