Jones County toddler dies after being shot in head
UPDATE: 2-year-old Kadir Renfroe died from his injuries Friday afternoon according to Jones County Corner Matt Jarrett.
GRAY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- A 2-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head. This is according to a statement from Captain Jimmy Black with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.
Black says a loaded pistol was accessible to the children in a home on Avalon Road.
A 5-year-old and a 2-year-old were playing with the loaded gun when it went off. The bullet then struck the 2-year-old in the head.
Black says the gun was brought to the house by 18-year-old, Darius Julieus Johnson.
After further investigation, the Jones County Sheriff’s deputies say that the gun was stolen during a burglary a couple months ago.
Authorities arrested Johnson and charged him with reckless conduct and theft.
The investigation is ongoing.