Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ohio Man Shoots Toddler In The Head During Fight With Child's Mother

Huffington Post

Cleveland police say a man fatally shot his 2-year-old son in the head when he fired into the window of a home during a dispute with the child's mother.
Police say the boy was standing on a landing when he was struck early Tuesday and was taken to a hospital, where he died. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County medical examiner's office identified the child as Derrice Alexander Jr., of Cleveland.
Police say his father fled the scene and was later arrested but wasn't immediately charged.
Police Chief Calvin Williams says the man is a convicted felon and should not have had a weapon. He declined to give details about that criminal record.
Williams says the man seemed to be cooperating with investigators. They're trying to determine where he got the gun.
He was not charged immediately?????


  1. "Police say the father threw the weapon into a trash bin, got into a car and fled to a relative's home a few blocks away, where he was arrested.
    The father has not been charged, and police declined to confirm his name during an afternoon news conference.
    But police said he is a convicted felon who was not allowed by law to have a gun. They say he is cooperating with the investigation"

    It appears he has been arrested, but not formally charged yet. I'd chalk it up to the writing skills of the Huffington Post. That did sound pretty messed up.

    1. Yeah, and you know what else is messed up - the easy access to guns by guys like this.

    2. A child is dead, but hey, they caught the shooter. Doesn't do the dead child much good knowing the shooter will (hopefully) spend years in jail. To bad we don't have the laws to control and deny access to a guy who cannot control his anger and ends up killing someone. And no I won't let him off from a long jail term just because he was the kids father and has suffered enough by the death of his son.

    3. I'm more sympathetic than that. I feel a guy who loses a son because of his own negligent gun behavior might not need to do time. He should never ever have the right to own and use guns again. That should be non-negotiable.

      In this story, it's not clear if he was the dad, and given his past record, jail time sounds appropriate.

  2. Yes, how did a convicted felon get a gun?

  3. He got a gun due to either the gun show loophole where anyone can buy any weapon at all from some NRA asshole, or from a helpful friend, who should be arrested. If we had a registration database, this would no happen, because we would arrest the gun suppliers.