6-year-old boy shoots and kills 62-year-old father in the presence of his mother and brotherBy Mason White 2:38 PM February 24, 2016
|James E. Lonaker with his wife and children|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a young boy allegedly shot and killed his elderly father in the presence of his mother and brother, police in Indiana said.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office said that the 6-year-old boy, who was not identified, shot and killed 62-year-old James E. Lonaker.
The incident unfolded around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, in the 200 block of Clinton Street. Police officers who arrive at the scene, found Lonaker with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Lonaker was transported to the IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he died of his wounds. According to the police investigation, the 6-year-old boy accidentally shot his father after picking up a loaded gun.
It fired a shot and the bullet hit the father. Lonaker was sitting at his desk and saw that the child pick up the gun. His wife and 1-year-old son were nearby in the house, but they were not injured.
So far, no charges have been filed.