Howell Police continue to investigate the accidental shooting death of a toddler earlier this month.
The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, June 11 at a home in the the 1900 block of Oak Squire Lane in the Rolling Oaks subdivision, located off of Byron Road, just north of M-59.
Howell Police say a 2 1⁄2 year-old child had gained access to an unsecured firearm that resulted in an accidental shooting. The child was immediately transported by EMS to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor by arriving first responders, but was later pronounced deceased.
Howell Police Chief Scott Mannor tells GIGO News that they are still waiting for blood test results and a completed autopsy report. However, he hopes they can have some results by the end of next week but says “we are on the hospital timeline so it may be longer.”
The child’s father is Dearborn Police Department Corporal David Lacey.
When asked for comment, Dearborn Police would only say that the incident was a “very serious personal family matter,” and they were respecting the officer’s privacy.