OH police officer's 2-year-old son dies after shooting self

  • OH police officer's 2-year-old son dies after shooting self

OH police officer's 2-year-old son dies after shooting self

A 2-year-old boy has died after reportedly shooting himself at a Tremont home Friday morning.

The child is the son of a 54-year-old Cleveland police officer who was hired to the force in 1993.

The incident occurred around 10:20 a.m.at the 3800 block of Library Avenue.

Neighbors say the boy's older brother was with him when the gun went off.

Police spokesman Det. Reginald Lanton said officers follow state law when it comes to securing their weapons in ensuring service weapons don't fall into the wrong hands.

The little boy's older brother discovered his brother had been shot
The little boy's older brother discovered his brother had been shot

"I heard Isaiah saying 'Somebody call the police, 911!"

The little boy's older brother discovered his brother had been shot.

"It's traumatizing, it's sad, it's very sad, it's very sad, very emotional, heartbreaking", neighbor Brittnie Rusyn said.

"I know a lot of people that carry that are very, very responsible".

He said the investigation is still in the early stages and no arrests have been made.