2-year-old Dayton boy dies; 911 caller says he accidentally shot himself


A 2-year-old Dayton boy who reportedly accidentally shot himself last week later died over the weekend at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

The child was identified as Amorie Jetton Bell on Tuesday afternoon by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

Dayton police said that at this point in the investigation, they believe the shooting was accidental, and that once the investigation ends they will present the case to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to consider charges.

The shooting was reported at 7:16 p.m. June 8 at a house in the 700 block of Goodlow Avenue, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The child already was being taken to the hospital at the time the shooting was reported, a dispatch center sergeant said.

A woman who called 911 said her 2-year-old nephew accidentally shot himself with a gun that had been on the floor.

He died at the hospital three days later, just after noon on Saturday, according to the coroner.

In a statement, police reiterated the need for gun safety, especially around children, adding that separating the gun from ammunition or using gun locks or safes can help keep everyone in the family safe.

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