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6-year-old boy shoots and kills 62-year-old father in the presence of his mother and brother

By 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.