Category Archives: Accidental Shooting

Killed – Boy – Isaac Tervino (Copiah County, MS)


Authorities say a 9-year-old Raymond boy died after being shot at a home in Copiah County.

Coroner Ellis Stewart identified the victim as Isaac Tervino.

Undersheriff Derrick Cubit tells WLBT TV Tervino was with two other children in a bedroom of the home on Highway 18 in the northwest part of the county. Cubit said the two other boys were brothers and Tervino was their cousin. The adults were reportedly in another room of the house eating.

Cubit says one of the other children found a gun, picked it up and fired, striking Tervino above the right eyebrow.

He says the victim was airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where he died.

A 9-year-old is dead after he is accidentally shot by a 10-year-old in Copiah County. The county coroner says Isaac Trevino was shot in the head late Tuesday night. The accident happened in Hermanville off of Highway 18 around 9 p.m.

One of the other children was holding a gun that went off and struck the 9-year-old, Twiner said.

The gun, which did not have a lock on it, belonged to the boy’s grandparents, Chief Deputy Derrick Cubit said.

“It was actually sitting out in the open in the grandparents’ bedroom,” Cubit said.

Killed – Male Teen (Kodiak, AK)


A Kodiak teenage boy is reported to be in critical condition after sustaining a shotgun wound Sunday night at a home on Woody Way Loop, and Police Chief T.C. Kamai says another teen is in custody, charged with first-degree assault.

The 16-year-old victim was visiting in the home of the 15-year-old boy when the shooting occurred.

“Well at about 8:47 last night, officers were called to a residence on Woody Way Loop for a report that a 16-year-old boy had been accidentally shot by another boy,” Kamai said. “When police arrived, they found a 16-year-old male victim who sustained the gunshot wound. He was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in critical condition.”

This (Monday) morning Kamai said it’s his understanding the injured boy had been transported to Anchorage for additional care.

The chief said department detectives are now on the case.

“Detectives were called in and they began their investigation,” he said. “We’ve recovered the firearm that was involved in the shooting.”

Chief Kamai said there may be additional charges brought against the 15-year-old later. He was taken into custody without incident and is lodged at Kodiak Jail. Because he is a juvenile, the Kamai would not release his identity–year-old-kodiak-boy-dies-after-shooting/article_42124d4e-eff5-11e2-90e7-0019bb30f31a.html

Killed – Dick Mathis (Leavenworth, KS)

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A Leavenworth man was sentenced Friday to 38 months in prison for accidentally killing a friend during an early morning swimming trip.

Justin Driscoll, 27, pleaded no contest in November to involuntary manslaughter for shooting Dick Mathis, 30, in the face.

Driscoll told officers that while driving to a park he tried to hand a gun to Mathis, not realizing the gun was loaded. Then gun discharged.

“I didn’t know the clip had been put back in the gun,” Driscoll told investigators, according to the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office.

Driscoll immediately drove to a hospital, where Mathis was pronounced dead.

Thirty-one-year-old Dick Mathis was brought to a hospital around 3 a.m. with gunshot wounds by two people, police said in a release. Mathis was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Killed – Shakeydra Freeney (Dallas, TX)


Update at 5:30 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Shakeydra Freeney police said.

Police said Rickey Jackson was hanging out around 3:30 a.m. at the apartment in the 7300 block of Chaucer Place with Freeney, who is also 20, and a few other people early Thursday. Jackson said he found a shotgun in a closet and began carrying it around, police said. He allegedly pulled the trigger once without a round in the chamber firing.

Police said he continued playing with the gun and pulled the trigger again. This time, the gun fired a round, which hit Freeney in the face.

Jackson dropped the gun and fled, police said. A few other witnesses ran away, too.

Jackson told police that he didn’t know the gun was loaded. Jackson will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, police said. He is currently in Dallas County Jail. His bail hasn’t been set yet

Killed – Male Teen – Logan Allen (Edina, MO)

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A Knox County teen who was accidentally shot Tuesday has died.

Officials at University Hospital in Columbia say Logan Allen, 15, died Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at a home on West Jackson Street in Edina.

Officials say Allen and a couple of other boys were hanging out together when Allen was accidentally shot in the back of the head.

The weapon involved was reportedly a .22-caliber firearm.

Funeral arrangements for Logan Allen are pending at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina.

Killed – Michael Bailey (Pueblo, CO)


Pueblo police are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man late Monday.

The Pueblo County coroner identified the deceased as Michael Bailey.

Coroner James Kramer said Tuesday he had not classified Bailey’s death, but he died at Parkview Medical Center of a gunshot to the head.

“It’s pending investigation in terms of circumstances,” Kramer said.

Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan of the Pueblo Police Department said the investigation is underway, but “we’re looking at self-inflicted accidental.”

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. in a home on the 100 block of Creston Drive.

Killed – Boy – Raytwon Briggs (Youngstown, OH)

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Three handguns were found inside the room where a 4-year-old boy was fatally shot.

Reports said the boy, Ray-twon Briggs, 4, died after being shot at about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Fairgreen Avenue. The Mahoning County Coroner said Monday Briggs died of a perforating gunshot wound to the head and died within seconds of being shot.

“There is equally sufficient evidence from the scene and autopsy to suggest either an accident or homicide,” a statement from the coroner’s office said. Coroner’s investigators will refrain from ruling the manner of the death until the investigation is completed, the statement said.

The boy’s grandmother told police the boy was playing with one of the guns and fatally shot himself through the head while two other children, ages 1 and 5, were inside the room with Briggs.–Boy–4–died-within-seconds.html