Prosecutor: 6-year-old shoots & kills 3-year-old, father left loaded gun ‘easily accessible’

Posted at 2:49 PM, November 10, 2022 and last updated 12:22 AM, December 13, 2022

By Christian LeDuc, WCPO Staff

CINCINNATI (WCPO) — A Cincinnati man who left a loaded gun accessible to his young children, leading to his 6-year-old shooting and killing his 3-year-old last month, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering children.

Deangelo Davis allegedly left a firearm where his two young children had access to it. (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

Deangelo Davis, 37, was arrested after his 3-year-old was shot and killed on October 23. Once on scene, Cincinnati police found the 3-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound.

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The child was transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

According to court documents, Davis left his loaded gun in an “easily accessible” location for his 3-year-old and 6-year-old children. The 3-year-old boy died by “means of a gunshot” from that gun, according to court documents.

This story was originally published Nov. 10, 2022 by WCPO in Cincinnati, an E.W. Scripps Company.