Friday, March 7, 2014

5-Year-old California Boy Dead - Lengthy Investigation Underway to Determine if Foul Play or Negligence Played a Part

A 5-year-old boy who found a gun in his home appears to have accidentally shot and killed himself, a source within the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday on the condition of anonymity.
The incident happened at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday in the 31000 block of Wolfskill Avenue in the rural Nuevo area of Riverside County, officials said.
"In this area, when something like this happens, it impacts the entire community," one Nuevo resident said of the tight-knit area.
Detectives and forensics investigators spent nearly a full 24 hours in rural Riverside County trying to determind whether any foul play or negligence was involved in his death.
The boy's grandfather was in the home at the time of the shooting and was being questioned Wednesday afternoon, but a Riverside County sheriff's official told NBC4 Wednesday morning the boy appears to have accidentally shot himself in the home.
In case you didn't catch the sarcasm in my title, I'll spell it out for you.  Whenever a 5-year-old gets his hands on a gun and kills himself there is ALWAYS foul play and negligence involved.


  1. Whenever a 5-year-old gets his hands on a gun and kills himself there is ALWAYS foul play and negligence involved.

    But is it "ALWAYS" obvious whose foul play and negligence is involved? I know your approach is to arrest any and every nearby adult male, but in the real world (you should visit some time) that ain't how things are done.

  2. If you regard being the subject of a police investigation as special treatment, that's ample evidence that your demands must never become law.

  3. "The home had nearly 200 marijuana plants growing in a backyard tent, but sheriff's officials had not yet said whether any arrests would be made in connection to the illegal grow.
    Neighbors, who asked to be named only as Laura, told NBC4 the family said their operation was legal and for medicinal purposes."

    This is likely going to be a complicated event. Especially with the potential drug component thrown in.