A Indiana father is now dead after being shot and killed by his 3yr old son. Micheal Bayless (33) was sitting down watching t.v with two of his three children, when his 3yr old son came in the room carrying a .45 caliber handgun that discharged and killed him instantly. None of the other children in the home were injured and investigators are still trying to find out how the little boy gained access to the gun that took his fathers life.
Indiana State Police Sergeant Jerry Goodin said, “There’s a lot of things we’re still asking questions about and we’ve still go to get some answers. But, right now, really the only thing that we know is the child was able to gain access to gain access to the handgun. The handgun did discharge. It did strike Michael Bayless causing a fatal wound to him.”
“We have no reason to believe that there’s any foul play involved. We think that this is purely a tragic accident that happened. It was an accident that could have been prevented if the handgun had been out of reach of a 3-year-old child. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen that way,” said Goodin. Sources: