Police officer’s 3-year-old son shoots and kills himself with his father’s gunBy Mason White 4:10 PM July 17, 2016
|Michael Richard, Joni and Gavin Michael Stiles|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A police officer in Colorado, is mourning the loss of his beloved son.
The three-year-old child accidentally shot himself after getting hold of his father’s gun and played with it.
The little boy was identified as Gavin Michael Stiles, He was the son Michael Richard and Joni Stiles of Steamboat Springs.
The parents called 911 at 8:36 a.m., and emergency workers rushed the boy to the Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Doctors were unable to save his life. Gavin Michael was pronounced dead at 11:04 a.m.
The shooting occurred at the family’s home, which the parents purchased just seven month ago.
Police did not say if the gun that the boy used to kill himself was a police issued weapon or the family’s private firearm.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, but so far, no charges have been filed against the parents who were home at the time of the incident.
Family members set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of collecting $10,000 to help them bury their son and for lost wages.
“There was no life insurance policy because no one plans to lose a sweet baby so soon. To relieve some of the burden of planning and money and time lost from work in an already difficult time, we would like to collect money for them to help get them through this time,” the family member wrote on GoFundMe.
So far they already collected $20,595.