Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

3 year old Kentucky boy shot accidentally

Braydion Scott Matlock, age 3
A 3 year old Kentucky boy was shot unintentionally by his mother's boyfriend. From this story:
WBTV reports that 3-year-old Braydion Scott Matlock was shot and killed late Saturday afternoon at his family home on North 12th Street in Paducah. According to police, Matlock was shot by his mother's boyfriend, 21-year-old Nicholas D. Barbee of Paducah. Barbee, who allegedly confessed to accidentally shooting the boy, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Officers responding to a call about the incident reportedly found Braydion lying on his back with a single gunshot wound. The child was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Kathy-Marie Lopez, the slain toddler's grandmother, told WPSD that Barbee recently purchased a gun in response to increasing break-ins in his neighborhood.
"The gun was bought to protect those children due to the area deteriorating where they lived," Lopez said. "He (Barbee) stepped up to the plate and took over."
From his obituary:
Braydion’s favorite movie was “Cars.” He enjoyed all types of sports, especially baseball and basketball and loved “Alex,” the lion from the movie Madagascar.

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