Missouri Cop's Son Fatally Shot Himself, After Grabbing Weapon
July 21, 2011
The 3-year-old son of a Maryland Heights (Mo.) Police officer who fatally shot himself had found the officer's gun in a dresser drawer.
Daniel Metz climbed on top of a plastic laundry basket and retrieved the .40-caliber handgun from the top dresser drawer before shooting himself once in the head on Tuesday, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The boy's father, Officer Ryan Metz, routinely stored the handgun out of reach inside a bedroom closet. On Tuesday, he put the gun in the drawer because he was scheduled to work a private security shift.
Source: St. Louis Today
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Kevin @ 7/25/2011 5:53 PM
This Officer should be held liable. At what point are we going to start holding adults responsible for their actions? This child would be alive if it were not for an adults actions. If he were not a COP he would be sitting in county jail with NO BOND. I have called the state attorneys office and voiced my opinion. Apparently so has half of Missouri. Good Job Missouri. Stand up for our children !!!!
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