4-year-old boy shoots self dead while family sleeping: Relatives

Police haven’t released details. It wasn’t immediately clear to whom the gun belongs.


Coroners said the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital about 3 a.m.


Cousin Kenny Trout told WBBM that Garrion liked to play with toy guns and probably thought the weapon was a toy.

Relatives said a four-year-old northwestern Indiana boy accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a gun in his home.

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Grandmother LaToya Glover told WLS-TV that Garrion Glover Jr. of East Chicago “got hold of a gun and he shot himself.” She says everyone else in the house was asleep at the time of the shooting early Thursday.

Garrion Glover Jr. (CBS Chicago YouTube video screenshot)

LaToya Glover told WBBM the boy’s father died in a homicide at the same apartment complex two years ago where many residents own guns for protection.