Dad is shot dead by his one-year-old son who found his loaded gun at home

Georgia father-of-one, 25, is shot dead at home by his one-year-old son who found his loaded gun and fired it at him

  • Dustin Walters, 25, the father of a one-year-old boy, was accidentally shot dead inside his home in Savannah on December 5 by a toddler, aged one
  • Police said the toddler found the loaded gun and pulled the trigger on Dustin Walter, 25, while family members were in the house 
  • Walters was taken to Memorial Medical Center where he was pronounced dead 
  • The accidental shooting happened around 5.30p.m. inside his home on the 100 block of East 64th Street  
  • Police would not confirm if the toddler who pulled the trigger was Walters’ son

    A Georgia father-of-one was accidentally shot inside his home by his toddler, who found a loaded gun, picked it up and pulled the trigger, police say.

    Dustin Walters, 25, was rushed to hospital on December 5 after he officers found him suffering from a gunshot wound when they responded to reports of a shooting at his home in the 100 block of E. 64th Street, Savannah at 5.30pm.

    He was transported to Memorial Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries, Savannah Police Department said.

    Police say that he was shot ‘accidentally’ by a child under the age of two.

    They have not confirmed Walters’ relationship with the child but Walters has a one-year-old son, Mars Cameron Walters, with his wife, Tori.

    ‘The preliminary investigation determined that Walters was wounded when a toddler, who was just under 2 years of age, found and fired the handgun, striking Walters,’ police said.

    Details of the investigation related to the incident were not made public until December 14, when investigators said a child was involved in the shooting.

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