The detectives said the evidence shows the incident appears to have been unintentional. The case will be considered in in family court system.
No details were immediately available, including to whom gun belonged and how child received. representative for The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request early Tuesday morning. for comment.
How often children in The US unintentionally fires and kill people? we are not know.
Officials with The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the boy confessed to the incident after first manufacturing story about what happened. In an initial statement, authorities said 911 call came in just after midnight Saturday. When the police arrived, Cook was found dead, authorities said.
“It appears that there was no forcible entry into home”, but “a man was seen running away from the residence,” authorities said. in statement. According to the statement, investigators were unable to recover the evidence.
But story soon changed. The detectives said in en updated a statement that it was determined that the boy’s account “was not possible” and that “the child eventually gave true Account of what’s happened.”
Already in In 2022, 169 unintentional shots were fired. children in United States, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, non-profit organization group which protects for gun control. Of them 104 people were wounded and 74 people were killed, data shows. One incident happened in June when Florida mother was arrested and charged with manslaughter by criminal negligence after her 2-year-old son found firearms and mortally wounded him father.
During this time, there were at least seven such cases. year in Alabama, as a result in six injuries and three deaths, according to Everytown.
Officials with The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office called Saturday’s shooting a “tragedy.”
” family cooperates throughout the process and the child will remain with them,” the statement said. This crime is a tragedy for cook family and all community”.