Toddler Shot After Finding Gun, Father Formally Charged

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When I read a story like this I am always skeptical of how these shootings happen.

When I read such stories I say “Did it really happen this way?”

COLUMBUS, OHIO – A 23-month-old boy accidentally shot himself just after 11 a.m. Monday in his family’s home, according to authorities. Demonte Walker, Sr., 24, told police that he had laid his handgun on the couch beside him while playing a video game. His son picked up the gun and shot himself in the abdomen.

Upon arrival, officers who responded to the home at 2000 block of Bancroft Street were met by Walker and the child’s mother as they exited the home with the boy.  The child is hospitalized in critical condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital but is expected to recover.

Walker was charged with child endangering, a third-degree felony, according to Detective Eric Poliseno of the Columbus Police Department’s Physical…

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