Police: Official of 2-year-old son shot himself with daddy’s gun

CLEVELAND – Police say a Cleveland police officer 2-year-old son died after apparently shooting himself with his father’s service weapon.

A Cleveland police statement says officers responded to a home in the northeast Ohio city around 10:30 pm and Friday. Police say the child was transferred to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The names of the child and the father were not immediately released.

The police statement says preliminary information reveals that the child was his 54-year-old father his gun and shot himself. The police say they are continuing their research.

They say that the officer was hired by the department in 1993.

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