Shooting death of northwest Missouri infant to be reviewed

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

5-year-old boy finds revolver, shoots baby brother dead in rural Missouri: sheriff.

State law requires that such a review board be impaneled upon the death of a child, White said. “The cause or circumstances don’t matter; it is required.” Representatives of the county prosecutor’s office and local law enforcement agencies, as well as those from the county health department, coronor’s office and the Missouri Children’s Division are expected to attend. A 9-month-old baby boy was shot dead in his playpen after his 5-year-old brother found a loaded revolver and fired the weapon, the sheriff in Missouri’s rural Nodaway County said.The boy found a .22 caliber magnum revolver that was being kept on a shelf built into the headboard in the master bedroom, according to Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White. Nodaway County emergency personnel responded to an 8:58 a.m. call from the boy’s mother in Elmo, Mo., near the Iowa state line in northwest Missouri.

Authorities believe the shooting was accidental, but an investigation is under way and all information will be turned over to Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice. White happened to be near the phone when the children’s mother, Alexis Widerholt, made a frantic call to police just before 9 a.m. on Monday, pleading for help. “A lady told me that she needed an ambulance. A child fatality review board, composed of law enforcement officers, EMS, and county health officials, among others, will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss the shooting at the behest of Rice, White said. She said her 5-year-old son had shot her 9-month-old in the head with a paintball gun,” White told KMA. “We dispatched an ambulance and law enforcement to the house. The rural agricultural county, of some 22,000 people scattered among 900 square miles along Missouri’s border with Iowa, is a place “where everybody has firearms,” White told The News. “That’s where the whole thing falls apart,” he said. “Guns themselves are not dangerous.

There are no official nationwide statistics on either phenomenon. “We’re big supporters of firearms around here,” White told KETV. “We live in a rural area,we have a lot of people that own weapons.

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