3-year-old boy dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head

Michael Eli Dokosi Jul 24, 2020 at 08:30am

July 24, 2020 at 08:30 am | News

Michael Eli Dokosi

Michael Eli Dokosi | Staff Writer

July 24, 2020 at 08:30 am | News

Liam Myers via Facebook

A county coroner on Thursday identified three-year-old Liam Myers, as the boy who accidentally fired a gun, with the bullet striking him in the head, WISTV reported.

The Wednesday incident occurred at the Wyndham Pointe Apartments on Brighton Hill Road and despite being rushed to the hospital, the South Carolina boy died within an hour.

Curiously enough, the boy did not live at the apartment complex where he received the gunshot wound, according to officials. “His family lived at another apartment complex in northwest Columbia,” sources said.

It raises the question as to how a toddler gained access to a loaded firearm to accidentally shoot himself in the head at a Columbia apartment complex.

There has been an outpouring of messages from family members on Facebook mourning the child’s passing. “As of Thursday afternoon, no one has been arrested or charged in connection to the boy’s death, but officials are still investigating.”

It would be recalled that Devin Myers, the boy’s dad came to national attention “in August 2019 when he was seen in a viral Facebook Live video being detained by Michigan police officers for 20 minutes after a white woman called 911 to report that he was looking at her in ‘suspiciously’ while she was parking her car in Oak Park.”

Although he was eventually allowed to leave after a supervising officer arrived on the scene, “the traffic stop sparked a civil rights investigation by the state attorney general and led to the resignation of one of the officers who stopped Myers.”

The police were on his heels once again in September, when “he was arrested in Michigan on a charge of fleeing from state police in July of last year, leading police on a chase with speeds reaching 124mph.”

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