AUBURNDALE, Fla. (WFLA) – A 4-year-old child left unsupervised accidentally got ahold of a loaded gun and shot himself in the face in Auburndale, police say.
Officers were called Friday night to a home in the 100 block of Lakeside Hills Loop where they said a child was found with a gunshot wound.
On Sunday, Investigators said they were initially called to the home for a report of a child hitting their head on a table. When officers arrived, they discovered Avion Cymani Weaver, 4, with a gunshot wound to the cheek.
The child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital and later died.
Investigators said that Avion was inside the family’s apartment watching TV by himself. His mother’s live-in boyfriend, Demeko Desean Robinson, 26, was outside with friends at the time of the incident.
“It is apparent that Avion found Robinson’s loaded pistol and while handling it, he accidentally shot himself in the face,” a police release stated.
Charges are potentially pending following a complete case review, officials stated.