A St. Louis family is making the funeral arrangement for their 7-year-old son who died in a tragic accident that occurrent right under the family’s roof. According to the authorities, the boy was gunned down by his 5-year-old brother who mistook his father’s licensed and very real gun for a toy.
Toddler Found Real Gun in Dresser Drawer While Searching for Candy
According to the St. Louis authorities, on Saturday, at around 2:00 p.m., a woman dialed 911 and told the emergency dispatcher that her son was shot. The victim, a 7-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital in critical condition but passed away later that day.
Based on the police report and Erica Jones, the god-mother of the boy and the family’s spokesperson, the incident occurred while all family members were downstairs in the kitchen.
Jones stated that 37-year-old Michelle Lawson, her daughter and the mother of Jermon Perry, the 7-year-old who recently passed away at the hospital, was in the kitchen with Jericho Perry, her husband, while Jermon and his brothers were upstairs, playing video games.
Jermon’s five-year-old brother, who was not named, left the room and went to his parent’s bedroom in search of candy. Jones told the authorities that the family often hides sweats from the children, especially from the five-year-old who has quite the sweet tooth.
Upon entering the bedroom, the toddler searched a dresser’s drawer for candy only to find his father’s holstered gun.
The boy allegedly took the real gun with him to his brother’s bedroom to play with him. After that, Jones revealed that the toddler placed the loaded gun on his brother’s head and shot him once.
Investigators are unsure about what venues to pursue, considering that the father owned a concealed gun license for the gun, which was stored properly, and that the shooter is a five-year-old boy who probably has no idea about what happened or why his brother doesn’t come home from the hospital.
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