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3-year-old accidentally shoots, kills father, police say

October 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one father accidentally killed by his daughter.

— The Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a father dead, accidentally killed by his 3-year-old daughter.

According to Memphis police, Jones, Jerome Smith, his three-year-old daughter identified only as “A.

Smith,” along with Adreinne Thompson were inside a car when Jones said he laid the gun down.

That’s when police said the child picked It up and began playing with it.

According to the affidavit, the gun went off, hitting Jerome Smith in the head, killing him.

“The child is going to grow up and she’s going to hear stories and it’s going to come to this happened and whatever part they played in it, I’m sure, her being 3 this won’t phase out of that child’s memory,” Pastor Charlie Caswell said Jones told police Smith picked him up and was going to take him home.

Jones said he got into the victim’s car with a handgun and sat in the backseat with the victim’s 3-year-old daughter, laid the gun down and the child picked it up began playing with it.

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