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.