Metro Homicide: Child was accidentally shot by four-year-old sibling

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Facebook Facebook By Jon Zimney – June 19, 2020 0 513 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Metro Homicide: Child was accidentally shot by four-year-old sibling WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) We now know the name of the child who died after a shooting on Leland Avenue in South Bend.The victim is identified as Javion Sexton. He was just one year old.The autopsy results show Sexton died of a gunshot wound. The manner of his death was ruled accidental.Police were called to the 600 block of Leland Avenue late Thursday morning, but prior to their arrival, a relative took Javion to the hospital.The initial investigation shows a four-year-old sibling accidentally fired the gun, striking the one-year-old.Metro Homicide is continuing to investigate factors into the shooting.The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office released the following information on Friday, June 19:An autopsy was conducted today for the deceased victim of yesterday’s shooting on Leland Avenue. The victim has been identified as Javion Sexton, B/M, 1 year old. After the autopsy, the forensic pathologist determined his cause of death to be gunshot wound and his manner of death to be accidental.At approximately 11:54 a.m. yesterday, June 18th, South Bend Police Department officerswere dispatched to the 600 block of Leland Avenue, South Bend, in reference to ashooting. Prior to officers’ arrival, a family member of the child transported the child to the hospital. Shortly after arrival, officers were notified by dispatch that a young gunshot victim was brought to the hospital and admitted with life-threatening injuries.Upon arrival at the hospital, officers were able to confirm that the young child, JavionSexton, was the shooting victim from Leland Avenue. The St. Joseph County MetroHomicide Unit was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation. Javionsubsequently died yesterday afternoon from his injuries.Initial indications are that Javion Sexton was struck after the accidental discharge of afirearm by a four year old sibling.This remains an active and on-going investigation, with assistance from the St.Joseph County Special Victims Unit. No arrests have been made nor charges filedin connection with this investigation.  Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMurder charges filed in June 13th shooting death at Beacon HeightsNext articleIndiana may become testing ground for driverless semis Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more