A tragedy occurred in the southeastern part of Memphis, Tennessee, on the evening of the 14th: a man was mistakenly shot and killed by his 3-year-old daughter. A man involved was arrested by the police.
The Associated Press reported on the 15th that the deceased was named Jerome Smith. On the night of the incident, he drove his daughter to pick up the man named Aron Jonas to take him home. At that time, the child was sitting in the back seat and a woman was sitting in the passenger seat.
26-year-old Jonas got in the car and sat next to the child. He took out a pistol and put it on his seat. The child picked up the gun and fiddled with it and accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet hit his father’s head, causing him to die on the spot.
The police said that the dash cam showed that “Jona apologized for the death of the victim.”
The police found that Ruona did not have a gun license. He was charged with manslaughter and illegal possession of weapons and is scheduled to appear in court on the 16th.