Dad may face more charges after boy, 2, shoots himself, dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Authorities say a 2-year-old boy who shot himself with an unsecured gun has 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 his 2-year-old son apparently grabbed a firearm that wasn’t properly secured and shot himself in the head. Hill flagged down an officer for help in a parking lot of a pizza parlor near his home.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the boy died Friday at a hospital.

In light of that, the Franklin County prosecutor says the case will be presented to a grand jury for other possible charges.

Court records don’t indicate whether Hill has a lawyer.


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