Boy dies after shooting himself; dad may face more charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Authorities say a 2-year-old boy who shot himself with an unsecured gun died in central Ohio, and a grand jury will consider whether charges are merited against his father.

Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Hill, of Columbus, was initially charged with child endangering last week after police said that his son apparently picked up a firearm that was not secured properly and shot himself in the head. Hill marked by a officer for help in a parking lot of a pizzeria near his house.

The Columbus Dispatch ( reports of the boy died last Friday in a hospital.

The Franklin County prosecutor says the case now will be presented to a grand jury for possible charges.

Court records do not indicate whether Hill has an attorney.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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