• April 19, 2024

Cops Say: 2-Year-Old Alabama Boy May Have Accidentally Shot, Killed Father

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday in his Alabama apartment on Tuesday — and police say his toddler may have pulled the trigger.

The father, whose identity is expected to be released Wednesday, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hoover police said in a statement. No one else was believed to be home at the time, and there was no indication of an intruder.

“However, this investigation is still in its very early stages and detectives are not completely ruling out other possibilities,” police said.

The 2-year-old child’s mother had returned to the home at The Cliffs at Rocky Ridge Apartments and found the man’s body before calling 911, NBC affiliate WVTM reported.

“It’s certainly a tragedy, regardless of how it occurred,” Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector told WVTM.

Investigators said they are trying to determine how a 2-year-old could have fired the gun.

Found at NBC News 

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