DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police said the fatal shooting of a toddler on Wednesday, June 8 in Dayton was accidental.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 2-year-old Amorie Bell. The boy died at Dayton Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, June 11.
Montgomery County Regional Dispatch said the incident was reported in the 700 block of Goodlow Avenue. Police arrived at the scene just after 7 p.m. and found a child shot. The child was taken to the hospital where he later died.
It’s not clear at this time what led up to the shooting, but police said charges may be filed in connection to the incident.
At this point in our investigation, Dayton Homicide detectives believe the tragic incident that claimed the life of 2-year-old Amorie Bell was accidental in nature. Once their investigation is complete, detectives will present the case to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of charges.Dayton Police Department
Police urged people to practice gun safety in homes, especially if children are present. The department recommends separating ammunition from firearms and using gun locks to keep people safe.
The incident is under investigation by Dayton police’s homicide unit.