Georgian man was shot dead by his two-year old son after the child found the loaded handgun inside their home, police said.
Dustin Walters, 25, was found by police after they responded to reports of a shooting at his Savannah home at about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.
Walters was rushed to a hospital suffering from a gunshot wound, but he later died of his injuries. A preliminary investigation has since found that Walters’ son fired the fatal gunshot, police revealed this week.
Cops said the child was under 2 years old.
Walters is survived by his partner, Tori Pippin, and their only son, Mars, according to his obituary.
Police have not released any information on how the child was able to access the gun, or whether it was in a secure location.
“As a parent, I cannot imagine what this family is going through or will continue to go through in the coming years,” Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter said in a statement.