Five-year-old shot dead by brother

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- A five-year-old boy is dead after authorities say he was shot Saturday afternoon. Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore says it happened around five o'clock in the evening on Saturday.

The shooting occurred in the northeastern part of the county near Honey Grove in the northeastern part of Fannin County near Sashe.

Authorities say the boy was shot in the head by his 10-year-old brother and pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday. The body was sent to a forensics lab.

An emergency caller said the child was shot with a BB, authorities later discovered the victim's ten-year-old brother had used his father's .22 rifle.

Police say the rifle was not locked up and was accessible to the children.

Police are investigated into if it was an accidental death. They say if that is the case then no charges will be filed.


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  • by LINDA Location: VAN ALSTYNE on Jul 25, 2007 at 08:24 AM
    I agree...stop posting negative comments. Nothing can be more punishing to this family than the lost of their child. Now they've lost thier other son due to this, the grandmother is now raising him. So in reality they've lost both sons. This family needs your prayers. If you cant say something nice..SHUT UP! We've heard enough about the guns and being left alone, we know that is a fact. Another fact, the parents, family, and all involved in our prayers. Thanks to those whom are offering the kind words. Others...remember...the Bible says..dont judge.....their is only one who can do the judging in the final hour...and what you say will be used against you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by DEE Location: SHERMAN on Jul 19, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    THE PARENTS LEFT SMALL KIDS AT HOME ALONE, LEFT A LOADED GUN FOR THEM TO PLAY WITH AND YOU WANT US TO FEEL SORRY FOR THEM!! I FEEL SORROW FOR THE 10 YR OLD BOY BUT THE PARENTS NEED TO BE PUNISHED. THEY CAUSED THIS AND WHO REALLY CARES IF THEY'RE GRIEVING.
  • by GORDAN RICE Location: FRISCO on Jul 18, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    FOR ALL OF YOU HEARTLESS MORONS THAT DONT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY, REMEMBER THAT A CHILD IS DEAD. WHATEVER YOUR PROFESIONAL OPINION IS KEEP IT TO YOURSELF AND REMEMBER THAT A CHILD IS DEAD. I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE NO WORDS YOU CAN FATHOM THAT MIGHT SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF PAIN THAT THE FAMILY IS NOW GOING THROUGH. I AM SURE THAT THEY ARE BEATING THEMSELVES UP ENOUGH AND COULD USE AN ENCOURAGING WORD AND SOME HEART FELT HONEST SYMPATHY AND NOT THE TRASH SOME OF YOU ARE WRITING. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
  • by peter Location: ardmore on Jul 17, 2007 at 09:52 AM
    mmmmmm guns and kids dont mix eh lock up your guns in the safe ....
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2007 at 08:49 AM
    No matter what happened with the two boys, they should have never been left home alone. There is no excuse for that. What is worse is that a 5 year old child having access to a gun. There is definately no excuse for that. I am sure the parents are devistated, but they should be charged with Child Neglict, and they should have thought of what could happen leaving these two babies home alone.
  • by shannon Location: denison on Jul 17, 2007 at 06:57 AM
    First off the Rebecca. You dont have the full story. My sister and brother in law were very close to this family and they were a tight family. The brother was not playing with the gun. Dusty brought the gun out and he was tryin to get the gun from his brother so he wouldnt hurt himself. Before placing blame on someone. know ur facts. Quit posting comments about something u dont know. Dont you think the family is goin through enought right now and to hear ur "version" of what happened is not what they need. To everyone else thank you for not being negitive about this. This family needs help and prayers, not redicule and blame.
  • by Nikki Location: Bailey,Texas on Jul 16, 2007 at 09:05 PM
    My heart felt sympathies to the family and I am praying for everyone that was involved.No one should ridicule the parents or the brother and put them down.No punishment will ever amount to the punishment the family will put themselves though.The facts need to be brought to light before anyone goes around saying who needs to be punished and what the punishment should be.Yes,things could have and should have been done to prevent it,but I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and God saw it fit to bring that little earthly angel home.I grew up in that area so I consider it my home and the community members an extended family.I will continue to pray for everyone and hope for only the best for the family.If God brings you to it,he will bring you through it!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Honey Grove on Jul 16, 2007 at 06:50 PM
    I know the children in this story and I know that the 10 year old would not kill his brother. He loved him very much. From what I was told it was an accident and that the 10 year old was trying to get the gun from his brother and it went off. I hope that the child can get some professional help because he is going to need it to get through everything that has happened.
  • by Katie Location: Whitewright TX on Jul 16, 2007 at 06:42 PM
    My heart and love goes out to this family. I work with the mother and I know that she is absolelutly devastated. She loves her kids more than anything and she would never intentally leave a gun out in the open for her kids to get ahold of.
  • by Leslie Location: Grover on Jul 16, 2007 at 05:36 PM
    Accidents happen. Where there are guns there are accidents with guns. A small price to pay for the Texas interpretation of "The Right to Bear Arms" I suppose. You shouldn't play with Pa's gun now Junior.
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