Accidental gun­shot kills Cam­den boy

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

A 3-year-old Cam­den boy died Thurs­day af­ter­noon af­ter ac­ci­den­tally shoot­ing him­self in the head, au­thor­i­ties said.

The child had found a loaded pis­tol in the back bed­room of his house in the 1500 block of Copeland Street in Cam­den, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the city’s Po­lice De­part­ment.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, but po­lice said it ap­pears the boy ac­ci­den­tally shot him­self.

His mother, who had briefly left her son to use the bath­room, heard a gun­shot and went to the bed­room, the re­lease said. She found the boy ly­ing on the floor next to a bed with a gun­shot wound to his head and called for help.

Cam­den po­lice said they re­sponded just be­fore 1 p.m. and found the mother, iden­ti­fied as Jes­sica Faulkner, in the liv­ing room hold­ing her son. An am­bu­lance took him to an area emer­gency room, where he was pro­nounced dead.

The boy’s fa­ther is Cam­den po­lice of­fi­cer Alec Faulkner, who was on duty at the time of the in­ci­dent.

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