3-Year-Old Ryder Rozier Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Head in Guthrie, Oklahoma
A 3-year-old Oklahoma child is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun he found in a Highway Patrolman’s home.
The Oklahoman reports that Ryder Rozier was visiting the home of his aunt and uncle in Guthrie on Saturday when he managed to get hold of a gun and shoot himself in the head. The uncle has been identified as 37-year-old Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Ian Rozier.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the weapon that fired the fatal shot was not Rozier’s service pistol. No criminal charges are expected to be filed.
A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night outside the home where little Ryder died.
The boy’s death occurred one day after heavily-armed gunman Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 28 people, including 20 children under the age of 8, before turning the gun on himself.