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2-year-old son of police officer kills himself with his father’s service weapon

By Mason White 11:09 AM December 25, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer is preparing to bury his young son who died after accidentally shooting himself with his weapon.

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, were called to the home on Library Avenue, after the victim’s brother asked a neighbor to call 911.

The boy said that his 2-year-old brother Dominic, got hold of his father’s gun and he pulled the trigger, killing himself.

The incident unfolded at around 10:15 a.m. Dominic was taken to MetroHealth Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery, but died from his injuries.

A family friend said that the boy’s 54-year-old father, who was not identified by police, is a Cleveland police officer who was hired in 1993, and he has a good reputation.

Police confirmed that the boy shot himself with his father’s service weapon. The officer is now under investigation. So far, no charges have been filed against him.